Students held a rally at Maryland’s State House Monday hoping to get more funding for the state’s four historically black colleges and universities.

Sequoya Patterson went from Connecticut to Prince George’s County to attend Bowie State University because she knew it was the school for her.

“It was just a family home feel that I got from the campus and the different students I met while I was here,” she said.

It’s that same feeling that propelled her and thousands of other students who attend Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities to rally in Annapolis Monday.

“Even though this is a recession and all schools are struggling and making cuts, it doesn’t make sense that we are so underfunded,” Bowie State student Richard Lucas III said.

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