The AME Church sent missionaries to the South following the American Civil War, and they founded numerous new AME churches in Georgia and other states, as hundreds of thousands of freedmen joining new congregations.
The United Negro College Fund also terminated its support for the college., Morris Brown is in a "Self-Study" phase of the accreditation process with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and is looking to reapply in October 2012.
Until 2003, Morris Brown was accredited by a regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Morris Brown College (MBC) is a private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
It is a historically black college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Cross, 70 years old, suffers from sleep apnea and has had a series of small strokes, factors the judge took into consideration. Attorney David Nahmias, said at the sentencing: "When the defendants arrived at Morris Brown, the college was already in serious financial condition. money in fairly complicated ways in what appears to have been a misguided and ultimately criminal attempt to keep Morris Brown afloat." The school has $22 million in long-term debt and $5 million in short-term debt.