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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 04:59 AM

Mayor's Race 2019: How Would The Candidates Help Nashville's Historically Black Colleges?

Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University and American Baptist College: Nashville is home to more historically black colleges and universities than almost any other city in the country. But in a city known for its institutions of higher education, they often struggle for attention and resources.

So a curious listener asked WPLN to ask the four leading candidates for mayor: What specific policies would they implement for the city's HBCUs?

None of the candidates has made HBCUs a central issue in the campaign, but several have been courting black voters in North Nashville, where all four schools are located.

Mayor David Briley pointed to his track record, saying his office has already met with leadership from the four schools.

Read more: https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/mayors-race-2019-how-would-candidates-help-nashville-s-historically-black-colleges

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