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Adams Calls on Trump, DeVos to Postpone the 2017 National HBCU Week Conference

Aug 18, 2017
Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement calling for the postponement of the 2017 National HBCU Week Conference.

“In light of recent events, I have reached the unfortunate conclusion that this year’s 2017 National HBCU Week Conference should be postponed,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Earlier this month, my colleagues and I asked the administration for an update on their progress regarding HBCUs. In February, the President signed an executive order outlining greater investments and additional resources for HBCUs. It has become painstakingly clear that these promises are not being kept. In this current environment, and with zero progress made on any of their priorities, it would be highly unproductive to ask HBCU Presidents to come back to Washington. I call on the President and Secretary DeVos to postpone this year’s conference until a serious effort has been made to advance issues important to HBCUs and their students.”