Civil Rights leader speaks


POSTED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 1:35am

UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 9:18am

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) –Jesse Jackson speaks at Living Faith Christian Center in the last “Save Our Southern” rally.

The first topic the Civil Rights leader discussed was the proposed merger of University of New Orleans with Southern University of New Orleans. Jackson He believes instead of merging the two schools, there should be more Historically Black Colleges and Universities, “We should be building a SUNO up in Grambling. We should build more of these schools instead we are closing schools and building jails.”

He also discussed the current appointment of Albert Sam to the Board of Regents. Besides Southern University student government president Demetrius Sumner, Sam is the only African-American member of the board. Seven Southern University students are currently suing the Board because of what they deem as a lack diversity.

The next “Save our Southern” rally is scheduled for Monday March 14th in the SUNO gymnasium.

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