Some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dreams Have Yet to Be Realized

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Higher Education

Significantly more colleges and universities have opened their doors to African-Americans, creating opportunities for them to pursue advanced degrees and work in every professional field. But it has come at a cost, says Lincoln University political science professor F. Carl Walton, as tuitions and other fees rise and state and federal financial aid programs decline. Most African-American students depend on aid, and rising costs may force them to give up their higher education dreams, he fears, particularly in a struggling economy, which makes it more difficult for people to find the jobs they need to repay student loans.

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