Morris Brown College Is Back in Business: But for How Long?

Earlier this month JBHE reported that Morris Brown College, the historically black educational institution in Atlanta that was founded in 1881 by former slaves, might not open for the spring semester. The college, which is not accredited, is in dire financial condition with $30 million in debts. In December the city of Atlanta turned off the water supply to the college because of more than $300,000 in unpaid bills.

More than $150,000 was raised over the holiday period to make a down payment on the water bill. The city accepted the payment and turned the water back on. However, the city is demanding another payment of $214,000 by February 17 or it will once again cut off the supply of water to the college.