The Campus of Morgan State University Designated as a “National Treasure”
Filed in HBCUs on May 13, 2016
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated the campus of Morgan State University as a National Treasure. The National Trust and Morgan State University will develop a preservation plan that stewards the many historic buildings on campus, while planning wisely for the university’s future.
The University has made positive strides to preserve portions of the campus, including the restoration of University Chapel, which has previously been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
David Wilson, president of Morgan State University said that “we are very excited and honored by this designation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In many ways, it is recognition of the value we have placed on caring for and preserving the history of the great Morgan State University.”
Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, stated that “the National Trust believes historically Black colleges and universities tell an important and often overlooked American story. We are proud to partner with Morgan State University – a nationally recognized innovator and education leader – to demonstrate how the preservation of their remarkable older buildings can be a springboard for growth, rejuvenation, and revitalization.”