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HBCU president says federal funding is part of 'a specific debt' the U.S. owes Black Americans

Steward Hall on the Simmons College of Kentucky campus. (Courtesy)
Steward Hall on the Simmons College of Kentucky campus. (Courtesy)

The price point of President Biden’s spending package has shrunk as Democrats continue to negotiate. That also means the earmarked funding for historically Black colleges and universities has also diminished.

Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College of Kentucky, explains why more federal funding is critical for institutions like his.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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