HBCU-9 United Sesquicentennial Celebration set as Trump recognizes’extraordinary contributions’

Later today the president of the United States, Donald Trump, will “recognize the extraordinary contributions that HBCUs have made and continue to make to the general welfare and prosperity of our country,” according to Omarosa Manigault Newman, communications director for the Office of Public Liaison.

“At complete capacity with a waiting list,” the White House Initiative on HBCUs is hosting its Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference. conclusion tomorrow after

“The HBCU Summit has been going on for over 30 years,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a couple of weeks ago during a press briefing, and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and conference sponsors.

“The one thing that all of our colleges should focus on is sustainability,’’ Quinton Ross, the president-elect of Alabama State University told USA TODAY, stressing the importance of engaging officials in Washington. Ross leads one of nine HBCUs established in 1867, celebrating 150 years of educating and empowering Americans.

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