|SU Ag Center Vice Chancellor's Drs. Adell Brown and Gina Eubanks speak to members of the Louisiana Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development on May 26 at the Louisiana State Capitol.|
|Dr. Adell Brown pins an 1890 lapel pin to the jacket of Senator Francis C. Thompson, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development.|
Baton Rouge, LA- Southern University Ag Center Vice Chancellors Drs. Gina Eubanks and Adell Brown made a presentation on the accomplishments of the SU Ag Center and the Center's celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act of 1890.
The presentation was made on May 26 during the Louisiana Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development’s meeting at the Louisiana State Capitol.
After the meeting, Dr. Brown pinned an 1890 lapel pin to the jacket of the committee’s chairman, Senator Francis C. Thompson.
The Second Morrill Act of 1890 included the stipulation that African Americans were to be included in the U.S. Land-Grant University Higher Education System without discrimination. Making Southern University and 18 other universities part of what was known as the “Negro Land-Grant Institutions.”
Today the institutions, more commonly known as 1890 Land-Grand Universities, continue to lead the collaborative vision of a better world while addressing today’s challenges and focusing on providing lifelong learning opportunities for all.
For a complete listing of scheduled events for the 1890 year-long celebration, visit http://www.suagcenter.com/PageDisplay.asp?p1=2251.