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Hampton University Student Participates in BET's Black America Votes: HBCU Students Interview with Vice Presidential Nominee Sen. Kamala Harris
09/22/2020 - #52

A virtual Q&A with Kamala Harris hosted by Terrence J featuring the Democratic nominee for Vice President and several HBCU students discussing the interests of millennial voters.

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HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 22, 2020) — Hampton University senior, Pierce Johnson participated in  BET’s nonpartisan #ReclaimYourVote campaign, in an exclusive conversation between Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris and students from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This virtual Q&A was hosted by Emmy-nominated actor, producer, media personality and HBCU alum Terrence J.

“It is wonderful to see Hampton University students like Mr. Pierce Johnson actively engaged  and speaking out on issues of importance,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “Participating in politics is a right in our country that must be treated with the highest regard. I believe it's paramount for all HBCU students to learn the importance of having their voices heard on both sides of the aisle.”

The virtual dialog “Black America Votes: HBCU Students Interview Sen. Kamala Harris” showcases a thoughtful, political discourse between Sen. Harris and a cohort of student leaders including a student body president, the editor-in-chief of a student newspaper, and a president of the young Democrats. The group of five students represent millennials, who are often many first-time voters.

BET began streaming the entire conversation on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 22, which is the perfect occasion to address issues that are front and center on these students’ respective campuses. The students ask a wide range of questions touching on issues concerning education, the economy, the future of HBCUs and social justice.

The panelists consist of various HBCU students, some in critical states, who are vital to the November election, including Sen. Harris’s alma mater Howard University (Washington, DC), Spelman College  (Atlanta, GA), North Carolina A&T University (Greensboro, NC), Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia), and Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Alabama).

For more information, go to www.bet.com and join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET social media platforms.


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