America's only all-male historically black college — Morehouse College — will admit biological females who identify as males starting in the fall 2020, which the Associated Press said is a "major shift" for the Atlanta institution where the Rev.
"I think Morehouse having the courage to speak to issues of masculinity in today's environment is important," Morehouse College President David Thomas told the AP.
Controversial filmmaker Spike Lee and former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson also are alumni of the school, the outlet said, adding that about two dozen historically black colleges have adopted transgender policies of some form.
A spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign — the largest LBGT equality group in America — told the AP it's a step in the right direction.
"Young people are incredibly supportive of LGBT equality, including transgender equality," Sarah McBride told the outlet.