GRAMLING, LA – Grambling State University has announced CNN Commentator and history-making South Carolina Legislator, Bakari Sellers will keynote the University’s Black History Convocation at 10:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019.
Sellers, an HBCU graduate, is well-known for making history in 2016, when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina State Legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.
“Mr. Sellers’ accomplishments are an important example of civic engagement for our students and community,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “His work shows us that it’s never too early to get involved and make an impact. We are honored to have him as our guest.”
In addition to his local work as a lawyer and legislator, Sellers aslo served on President’s Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2018 election; won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina in 2014; and is a regular political commentator for CNN.
Campus and community members are invited to attend this year’s convocation.
WHO: Grambling State University
WHAT: Black History Convocation
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, Grambling, LA
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About Grambling State University
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The university has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditation in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 41 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information, visit www.gram.edu.