HBCU Day held at La. state capitol

HBCU Day held at La. state capitol
(Source: Robert Hollins)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Human Jukebox made its presence felt Wednesday at the state capitol. It was all part of HBCU Day.

Students and leaders from Southern, Dillard, Xavier, and Grambling spent the day showing the value their universities bring to the state.

“The state actually need HBCUs to ramp it up even more in terms of the production of talent here in the state, so we accept that obligation here in the state to do so,” said Dr. Ray Belton, SU president.

(Source: Robert Hollins)

The presidents say additional funding would go a long way to closing the education gap and in turn the wage gap in Louisiana.

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