Georgia NAACP Files Lawsuit That Claims State’s Black Universities Remain Underfunded

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Georgia claiming that the state’s publicly operated historically black universities remain underfunded compared to predominantly white public universities in Georgia. Students at historically black Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University joined the suit as plaintiffs.

The suit alleges that the state has not provided sufficient funds to these universities to permit them to establish professional degree programs on par with state-run predominantly white institutions. The suit also charges that the state’s historically black institutions have not received adequate funding for capital improvement projects.