WE REWARD HBCU ALUMNI WHO FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT
Every odd year, Rdevia will accept nominations for HBCU Graduates who deserve to win an #HBCUteenth Award. All nominees must work or volunteer to solve issues related to Education Access, Racial Equity, or Social Justice. During the following even year, we will assemble the past year's winners for a Freedom Discussion.
2021 Awards: Click here to view our Awards Journal.
2022 Discussion: Click here to view our Freedom Discussion.
2023 Awards: Click here to view our Awards Journal.
2024 Discussion: Will air on Juneteenth 2024, please stay tuned.
On June 19, 1865, word reached Galveston, TX that slavery had been outlawed. Today, this day is celebrated as Juneteenth and HBCUs should be especially proud. Though it unfortunately took more than two years for freedom to reach Texas, the word was definitely getting out and it all started at an HBCU.
One day in 1863, the year President Lincoln signed it into law, the first Southern reading of the Emancipation Proclamation happened under an oak tree near today's Hampton University. That oak tree is known today as Emancipation Oak.
#HBCUteenth is made possible with the support of our Black-Owned Business Partners: