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Clarksville Coalition of Civil Rights Leaders Respond To Seventh Lawsuit Filed Against APSU

apsu.jpgOn Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., in front of Austin Peay State University, (College Street side)  the Coalition of Clarksville Civil Rights Leaders will release a statement regarding the Coalition’s support of Austin Peay State University’s Sociology Professor, Dr. Shirley Rainey who has recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in the United States District  Court of Middle Tennessee.

This is the seventh discrimination lawsuit filed by African American women at Austin Peay State University since 2005.
The Coalition is comprised of the civil rights leaders who are members of the NAACP, the Urban Resource Center, the Title VI Action Committee, the National Action Network, the Commission on Religion and Racism, the Progressive Citizen’s Advocates and other social and civic organizations.

This Release is Distributed as a Community Courtesy by the Urban Resource Center.


Contact Information: 

Coalition Press and Publicity Information: Terry McMoore, (931) 378-1999 or (931) 552-9076



  1. “Where there’s smoke, there is fire.” Despite all the negative comments posted on the Chronicle’s chat thread, the facts speak of a different story.

    1. Black faculty/staff numbers have reverted to prior Gier Settlement levels.
    2. The ‘Grow Your Own” black professionals development program, established under Geier, has been abandoned. Past graduates of the program have been denied promotions and appointments for which the program prepared them.
    3. Hate crimes (religious and racial) have occurred on campus and not been reported to the required federal agencies IAW federal and state regulations.

    All is not well at APSU. FACT

  2. As a former employee of Austin Peay State University I witnessed first hand the discrimination against African American students and staff. So, I am not at all surprised by the racial discrimination against African American faulty. The current administration is relying a system of “catch me if you can” instead of correcting the problem.

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