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<p>In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, plywood covers the doors and windows of Gaines Gall on the campus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Morris Brown College, a 133-year-old private institution, filed for bankruptcy in August 2012 and has received court approval to sell some of its property. In the last 20 years, five historically black colleges and universities have shut down and about a dozen have dealt with accreditation issues. (AP Photo)</p>

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, plywood covers the doors and windows of Gaines Gall on the campus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Morris Brown College, a 133-year-old private institution, filed for bankruptcy in August 2012 and has received court approval to sell some of its property. In the last 20 years, five historically black colleges and universities have shut down and about a dozen have dealt with accreditation issues. (AP Photo)

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