• Closing out Black History Month with a Celebration of HBCUs
  • Virtual, weeklong program spotlights HBCU alum who make Black History every day

Washington, DC, February 17, 2022 With scholarship awards and daily interviews with alumni, the Hundred-Seven celebrates Black History Month with HBCU107 Week beginning February 27. 

In collaboration with Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Hundred-Seven will host virtual HBCU sessions each day February 27 through March 4. 

Join us to learn about HBCU specialty programs, including those for veterans, non-traditional students, students with learning challenges, online programs, and community colleges/trade schools. Each night there will be a live-streamed show featuring conversations between student journalists and HBCU alumni who have found success in various career paths: Business, Arts/Entertainment, Communications, STEM, Law/Government and Athletics. 

Participants include: 

● Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum 

● Tia Cummings, Senior VP, Walker and Company Brands, a Proctor & Gamble Company ● Xante Wallace who was elected to Prairie View, Texas city council while still a college student, ● NFL Players’ Association COO, Teri Smith, 

● NASA engineer Nzinga Tull, 

● Brandon A. McCall, who portrays Simba in the Lion King on Broadway, and ● NCAA basketball coach and former NBA coach Larry Lewis. 

Throughout the week scholarships will be awarded to registered participants. 

Students, families and educators can also connect directly with representatives from HBCUs through a pop-up Facebook group and learn more about academic opportunities offered at the different colleges. 

Register here to attend and witness Black History in the making! 

Learn more by visiting www.thehundred-seven.org 

Registration for the week: https://tinyurl.com/HBCU107Week 

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The Hundred-Seven was founded by Leslie D.W. Jones in 2015 to ‘Positively Promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities.’ In 2016, The Hundred-Seven launched its website- a one-stop-shop of information about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)- which includes a first of its kind searchable database featuring every academic program offered by every HBCU. 

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