Member of the Congressional Black Caucus have been traveling to HBCUs and speaking with students in a series of discussions called “CBC on the Yard.” Today, four members of the CBC visited Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The events are closed to journalists so no quotes from today’s event at Howard can not be relayed for this story. A press release for CBC on the Yard read, in part, stated the following:
“Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), announced that the CBC has launched a tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), #CBCOnTheYard. The goal of the tour is to listen, involve, and mobilize students to effect change in their communities and to get their thoughts on the direction of the country and issues that affect their lives. The CBC has already hosted tour events at Morehouse College and Xavier University, and will hold the next tour event today at Howard University withRepresentatives Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Barbara Lee (D-Ca.), and Hank Johnson (D-Ga.). Congressman Meeks is a Howard University alum.”
“We often think that young people have a lot to learn from us, but we also have a lot to learn from them, especially now when they’re the folks launching and leading Black Lives Matter and other grassroots movements,” Chairman Richmond said. “If we’re going to create a more perfect union for Black families, we have to listen, involve, and mobilize young, Black leaders, and ground zero for many of them is an HBCU.”