Senate Passes McCaskill-Backed Resolution Honoring Historically Black Colleges, Universities
Senator highlights the important role of Harris-Stowe State University and Lincoln University in Missouri
September 24, 2012
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution backed by Senator Claire McCaskill honoring the nation's historically black colleges and universities.
"Missouri is home to two exceptional historically black universities, and I am glad to honor their work in shaping young people's lives and preparing them for the job opportunities of tomorrow," McCaskill said. "For over a century, these universities have contributed greatly to the knowledge and skills of all Missourians and have helped to move our state and country forward. This resolution is an important way to commemorate their historic legacy, while highlighting their future as continued leaders in higher education."
The resolution commends historically black colleges and universities, including Harris-Stowe University in St. Louis and Lincoln University of Missouri in Jefferson City, for allowing "talented and diverse students, many of whom represent underserved populations, to attain their full potential through higher education." The resolution also specifically recognizes the 105 colleges and universities across the country for their rich heritage and prominent role in United States history, and designates the week of September 24 through September 28 as "National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week."
Read about McCaskill's work to improve education on her website, HERE.
Read a full-copy of the resolution on the Senator's website, HERE.
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