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Mississippi Shortchanged Alcorn State University $257 Million In Agricultural Funds Over 30 years

U.S. Secretaries of Education and Agriculture reveal that #Mississippi shortchanged #AlcornStateUniversity $257 million in agricultural funds over 30 years, violating the Second Morrill Act of 1890. This disparity reflects a systemic issue where historically Black colleges receive less funding than their peers.

Alcorn, established before Mississippi State, has received significantly less support despite its agricultural contributions. Federal officials offer to rectify the situation without compromising existing funds for Mississippi State. Despite the revelation, state officials remain silent, raising concerns about potential inaction.

The lack of response from Alcorn's administration and broader community shows the systemic challenges faced by historically Black institutions. The federal government's intervention suggests a potential legal recourse to address the longstanding funding disparity.

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