ESPN’s The Undefeated will present A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement – a student forum with President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.
The one-hour program will be taped earlier that day in front of a live audience consisting of students and invited guests at the Alumni Foundation Event Center on the campus of North Carolina A&T, a leading Historically Black College and University established in 1891. SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett, a Howard University graduate, will host and moderate the forum.
President Obama will discuss lessons in leadership; the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which aims to address opportunity gaps faced by all youth including boys and young men of color; the current role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; athletes and social activism; the Obama Administration’s actions to provide opportunity for students and more. The President will also take questions from the audience.
“We are honored to host this townhall featuring President Obama at one of the leading historically black universities in the country,” said Kevin Merida, ESPN Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated. “We expect a vibrant conversation about the present and the future, and about the challenges facing black students.”
As one of the nation’s most highly respected land-grant, doctoral, higher research activity universities, N.C. A&T has maintained a rich tradition in academics, research, discovery and outreach. With more than 55,000 alumni, A&T continues to produce dynamic, strategic and forward-thinking leaders across diverse disciplines poised for the global marketplace.
“It is a privilege to host President Obama on our campus for meaningful dialogue on a number of diverse and impactful topics that are critically important to address opportunities for growth for the young people in our nation,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “As the nation’s largest HBCU, it is our responsibility to ensure they have the support and resources they need to become global leaders.”
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university. It is a land-grant, doctoral, higher research activity university and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, business, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was established in 1891, and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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