Benton Harbor High School was established in 1872. It has not only played a central role in the lives of many generations of Benton Harbor residents, it is an anchor of the community.
The state government threatened to close the school, but is now in talks with school officials. Closing the school would eliminate one of the only remaining educational, cultural and civic centers in a community that has endured decades of discrimination, marginalization and poverty.
We have submitted the following letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, urging the administration to partner with the Benton Harbor community and find a solution together.