When Mia Hickman was a senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, she had half a dozen top colleges to choose from. After weighing them carefully, she chose historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore. “I figured that when I got into the world I would have to deal with racism. I wanted to stave it off as much as I could,” recalled Hickman, a summa cum laude high school graduate.
A product of Jim Crow, Maryland’s historically Black colleges beckon to students of color today as a ‘safe space’ in a racially tense nation
April 26, 2021