Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement Marking National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

ATLANTA – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement marking National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week: 

“For nearly 200 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have served as sources of Black excellence and shaped the leaders of our country,” said Congresswoman Williams. “HBCUs have educated millions of minority and low-income students in this country, providing access to the middle class and economic mobility. One of my biggest priorities in Congress is closing the racial wealth gap and HBCUs are a proven partner in that fight. America is going through a period of racial reckoning and part of that is recognizing the injustice of historically underfunding HBCUs. As a proud alumna of Talladega College who represents the District with the most HBCUs in the country, I am securing resources these schools need to meet the needs of their students. I look forward to continuing work with my colleagues on the bipartisan HBCU Caucus to ensure these institutions have the support to continue serving scholars and entire communities.”

CONTACT: GA05Press@mail.house.gov 

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