Statement of Copyright and Access
The Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress supports open access. There are no fees to individual authors, and authors are allowed to self-archive their work. The cost of publishing the journal is subsidized by Morgan State University. Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of the journal, requires credit to the Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress as the copyright holder.
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