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Nine HBCUs to be honored tonight during televised programming on C-SPAN

December 11, 2017 GMT

The celebration of nine historically Black colleges that turned 150 years-old in 2017, can be seen tonight during an hour long Special Order Hour at 7 p.m. or later on C-SPAN.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), also the co-chair of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, will lead the Congressional Black Caucus in honoring the schools who celebrated a sesquicentennial anniversary of academic excellence.

Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala.; Barber-Scotia College in Salisbury, N.C.; Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C.; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.; Morehouse College in Atlanta; Morgan State University in Baltimore; Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.; and Talladega College in Alabama.

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All of the colleges were founded in 1867. Earlier this year, Adams, a graduate of North Carolina A&T University, introduced a resolution to commemorate the nine schools during September’s National HBCU Week.