Students Threaten to Sue the Board of Trustees of Morris Brown College

Morris Brown College, the historically black educational institution in Atlanta, lost its accreditation in 2003. Since that time enrollment has dwindled from a high of 2,700 to just 44 students. This is because students at an unaccredited institution are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Now some of the students at the school are threatening a class-action lawsuit against the college’s board of trustees seeking $52 million in damages. Alexander Hamilton, an attorney and alumnus of Morris Brown who is representing the students, wrote in a letter that the board made a “series of financial missteps” which have left the college “helpless against a crushing wall of incompetence.” 

Hamilton gave the board 15 days to resign en masse or he would proceed with the lawsuit.