"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us."
When Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm wrote these words nearly two centuries ago in Freedom's Journal, this nation's first black newspaper, the voices they wanted to empower belonged to an enslaved people.
Today, the mission of Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication is to give voice to a broader group of people - people who struggle to contribute to the public discourse that shapes this nation and the world. We serve this cause with innovative teaching, cutting edge research, and exemplary service to Maryland, our nation, and the world.
Our goal is add to the diversity of thoughts, opinions and beliefs by offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the liberal arts education and skills training they need to effectively communicate ideas - to plead their own causes, or to accurately tell the stories of others.
In our global school, students travel the world in their classes and assignments, without leaving the campus. They also see the world through their interactions with our partner programs at universities in distant lands - and they are offered opportunities to travel abroad in our Worldwide Learning Lab program.
The great advances in technology have turned the world into a global village. The goal of our school is to make our graduates effective communicators in every way - and every corner of this village.