Black Legislators in Alabama Seek to End College Loan Program Created to Honor Stonewall Jackson

Black legislators in Alabama are seeking to end a state college scholarship program created in 1955 to honor Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Students of any race can apply for a $1,000 loan by writing a 1,500-word essay on Jackson. 

Records show that 53 loans have been given out since 1989. Although the student loans are supposed to be paid back to the state within five years of graduating college, most students have not paid back the loans.