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Student Journalists Representing 47 HBCUs Invited to the White House for Exclusive Press Briefing

On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms are inviting HBCU Student Journalists representing 47 different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the country to the White House for a press briefing.

At the briefing, these students will ask the both the Vice President Kamala Harris and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, who happen to be HBCU graduates themselves, about issues pertaining to their respective communities.

HBCUs with student journalists in attendance include:

  • Alcorn University – Alcorn, MS
  • Allen University – Columbia, SC
  • Benedict College– Columbia, SC
  • Bennett College – Greensboro, NC
  • Bowie State University – Bowie, MD
  • Coppin State University– Baltimore, MD
  • Delaware State University – Dover, DE
  • Elizabeth City State University – Elizabeth City, NC
  • Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL
  • Florida Memorial University – Miami, FL
  • Hampton University – Hampton, VA
  • Harris Stowe State University– St. Louis, MO
  • Howard University– Washington, DC
  • Interdenominational Theological Center – Atlanta, GA
  • Jackson State University – Jackson, MS
  • Johnson C. Smith University – Charlotte, NC
  • Langston University – Langston, OK
  • Lincoln University – Lincoln University, PA
  • Morehouse School of Medicine– Atlanta, GA
  • Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD
  • Miles College– Fairfield, AL
  • Norfolk State University – Norfolk, VA
  • North Carolina A&T State University – Greensboro, NC
  • Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX
  • Savannah State University – Savannah, GA
  • Shaw University – Raleigh, NC
  • Spelman College – Atlanta, GA
  • St. Augustine’s University – Raleigh, NC
  • University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC
  • Winston–Salem State University – Winston–Salem, NC
  • University of the Virgin Islands–Charlotte Amalie West, VI

HBCUs with students attending virtually include:

  • Alabama A&M University – Normal, AL
  • Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL
  • Albany State University – Albany, GA
  • Coahoma Community College– Clarksdale, MS
  • Lincoln University – Jefferson City, MO
  • North Carolina Central University – Durham, NC
  • Rust College– Holly Springs, MS
  • South Carolina State University – Orangeburg, SC
  • Stillman College –– Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Tougaloo College – Jackson, MS
  • Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL
  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff – Pine Bluff, AR
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore– Princess Anne, MD
  • Virginia State University – Petersburg, VA
  • Wilberforce University– Wilberforce, OH
  • Wiley College – Marshall, TX

(Every HBCU in the country was invited to send students to this, these are the ones who sent students.)

This is one of many HBCU engagements hosted at the White House in recent days. On Friday, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan met with 18 HBCU leaders to discuss pressing issues such as national security partnerships, career recruitment, and campus security. Meanwhile, just a few steps away, over 60 HBCU student veterans and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students from seven HBCUs gathered at the White House for the first-ever Student Veterans and Cadets Forum.

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