Last December, Mackenzie Scott, the philanthropist and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, donated $85 million to three of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs. The recipients of the generosity were Bowie State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The gift generated a lot of buzz. But truth be told, there has been an abundance of good news unfolding at those three HBCUs as well as the fourth, Coppin State University, with more good news to come.
Fry: Maryland’s HBCUs fuel economy, innovation and upward mobility
December 20, 2021