‘HBCU Day at the Capitol’ to be held April 24

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Beyonce’ has the entire world interested in the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities after the recent release of her Netflix documentary entitled ‘Homecoming’.

The HBCU Advisory Council, along with Southern University System, Dillard University, Xavier University, and Grambling State University, will host “HBCU Day at the Capitol.”

This is an historic event where the state’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), newly created HBCU Advisory Council, and the higher education governing board, Louisiana Board of Regents, showcase and highlight the institution’s recent accomplishments to higher education and its contributions to the state and region’s economic impact and workforce demands.

The presidents from each university and commissioner Kim Hunter Reed are slated to make remarks at an 11 a.m press conference in the Governor’s Press Room at the Capitol. The HBCUnique Presentation will feature the pep bands from Southern University and Grambling State University, cheerleaders, and student organizations. 

Below is the tentative schedule for the day:

9 a.m.- 4 p.m.- Campus Displays

      Location: Capitol Rotunda

11 a.m.- HBCU Day Press Conference

      Location: Governor’s Press Room

Noon- HBCUnique Presentation

      Location: Capitol Steps/ House Patio

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- Chamber Presentations


3:00 p.m.- HBCU Advisory Council Meeting

      Location: Governor’s Press Room

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