Bishop J.L. Carter, the new president of the Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity, pledged on Jan. 23 to support the area’s HBCU’s who are the subject of current litigation against the state of Maryland to remedy longstanding discrimination.

Carter pledged the support of the more than 500 congregations represented in the Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity at a press conference Monday night, saying that the efforts by the State of Maryland to restrict Morgan State University and the state’s three other HBCU’s (Coppin State University, Bowie State University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore) “must stop.”  

Carter vowed to make the voices of his congregations heard and will launch an educational campaign to ensure congregants are aware and active in voicing their outrage at state sponsored discrimination as the remedial phase of the HBCU Equality case is currently being heard in US District Court.