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Dedication To Parren J. Mitchell Building Reopens Ongoing Byrd Stadium Controversy

by Tristan Madden

During the dedication of the Parren Mitchell Art-Sociology building at the University of Maryland on Dec. 3, a student interrupted the ceremony to criticize President Wallace Loh’s handling of the on-going controversy over the name of UMD’s football stadium.

The ceremony began with University of Maryland President Wallace Loh praising the life and career of the event’s honoree, the late Parren Mitchell, the first African American to attend graduate school at the University of Maryland and the first African American from Maryland to serve in Congress. Soon after Loh began speaking however, Colin Byrd interrupted Loh, shouting at him through a mega phone.

Parren Mitchell Courtesy: Wikipedia.org
Parren Mitchell
Courtesy: Wikipedia.org
Tristan Madden/ Pulsefeedz Wallace Loh speaking at the dedication
Tristan Madden/ Pulsefeedz
Wallace Loh speaking at the dedication

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