A House Divided

Just days before the college is set to celebrate the birthday one of its most revered alumnus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, students gathered on campus to protest the exclusion of three student trustees from the schools scheduled board of trustees meeting.

Late Thursday evening, Morehouse College’s Student Government Association (SGA) sent out a tweet from their official twitter account declaring that their student trustees should be included in the executive session. A series of tweets were followed up making clear the issue at hand that the student trustees were presented with, and wrapping each tweet up with the hashtag #ahousedivided they made clear that the institution is indeed divided:

Yesterday afternoon, approximately 15 students gathered outside of Shirley A. Massey Leadership Center to demand representation for their student trustees in the executive session. At the demonstration, students were met with frustration from Chief Valerie Dalton and other representatives from the college, which was witnessed via a live periscope feed.

Led by junior Kamren Rollins and senior Avery Jackson, the cohort of students demonstrated for more than six hours.

It was later reported on Twitter by Ty Burrell, an active SGA member, that Morehouse SGA filed an official temporary restraining order against The Morehouse Board of Trustee, Chairman Davidson. Due in part to their work, the board of trustees meeting was deemed illegal and was called into recess.

Today, the students returned this morning at 11AM. They gathered again at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center.

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