Black Colleges Seek Shelter From Economic Storm

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The financial woe faced by Morris Brown College is just the latest example of how a wounded economy creates serious challenges for higher education in America, and the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are no exception. Many of the schools already operate with limited resources.

Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College, an HBCU in North Carolina, and researcher Marybeth Gasman discuss the financial health of America's black colleges.

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