WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Lewis made the following statement celebrating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week:
“Throughout our nation’s history, HBCUs played an integral role in shaping generations of leaders and visionaries when segregation and discrimination prevented African-Americans from earning college degrees.
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