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Delaware State University (DSU) was founded in 1891 and is one of the country’s first and most prominent historically black colleges (HBCUs). Located in Dover, Delaware, the fully accredited university has additional satellite campuses located in the Delaware cities of Wilmington and Georgetown. Approximately 4,200 students are currently enrolled in the school. It is the second largest public university in the state of Delaware.
Dr. Jahi Issa (pictured above) was formerly employed by DSU as a professor of American History and Africana Studies. On August 17, 2012, Dr. Issa was fired by the HBCU for reasons attributed to an arrest he received on campus during a rally organized by the school’s students. They demonstrated a peaceful rally, which was organized to protest the recent firings of favored black professors at DSU. After the melee, Delaware State Attorney Beau Biden’s offices filed Class A misdemeanors against the former professor. Dr. Issa is set to go to trial on October 22, 2012. Beau Biden is the oldest son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Click the following link to see footage of the DSU student rally and Dr. Issa’s arrest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YuJzYnetM