Over the years, Morris Brown never closed its doors despite bankruptcy, foreclosure of some facilities, and a dwindling student population. After decades of work from alumni, supporters, and church officials, the school was able to pay off more than $30 million of debt.
According to reports, the TRACS association will conduct annual reviews of Morris Brown’s finances and audits as part of the post-accreditation process.
The historically black college– located in downtown Atlanta–was founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church to provide higher education for African Americans after the Civil War. Many notable black Americans from the civil rights movement attended Morris Brown College, including; Alberta Williams King–the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr.– civil rights leader Hosea Williams, and hundreds of educators, doctors, athletes, and business leaders.
The school’s leadership will hold a press conference Thursday (Apr.28) to formally announce the decision and steps forward for the college.
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