When Martin University opened in 1977, outside its walls, America was in the middle of an ongoing fight for civil rights. Nearly 45 years later that fight continues. Sean Huddleston is the university president. He said, when it opened, students began transferring from predominantly white universities where they felt they didn’t belong and the impact of segregation. This campus, became a safe place.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Historically Black or predominantly Black institutions for centuries have been safe spaces for students of color.
Although Black people are no longer barred from attending certain universities, Martin University and other colleges still play a major role in helping students find themselves and their voices.
News 8’s Katiera Winfrey explained in Friday night’s We Stand Together report.