This month, Howard University, a notably Black university, in Washington, is scheduled to host its inaugural speech, which is slated to be given by President Joe Biden. The ceremony is set to begin on May 13. In June, during the Air Force Academy’s beginning, President Biden will deliver the opening address.
The administration of Joe Biden has emphasized Harris‘ alma institution while advocating for abortion rights. As the very first HBCU that worked alongside the Department of Defence to support academics, students, and research, Howard University has made history.
Joe Biden’s Re-election Policy
Just under a month has passed since Biden declared his run for re-election in 2024, a campaign that is going to place a strong emphasis on getting young people as well as Black voters to the polls.
Biden’s political agenda has made securing money for over 100 HBCUs within the US a priority. Early on, he suggested allocating up to $45 billion for financing to renovate worn-out campuses and support the modernization of both the venerable institutions along with the communities that serve. But through the Department of Education, the president has made investments in HBCUs totaling about $6 billion so far during his administration.
The administration of Joe Biden is still focused on HBCUs, as per the official of the White House. The president addressed a video message to students at HBCUs in June 2021, as the Covid-19 pandemic was on the rise, and he spoke at the State University of South Carolina’s autumn commencement in the same year.
The White House Initiative on Promoting Educational Equity, Economic Opportunity, and Excellence for HBCUs has also been revived under his leadership. Taraji P. Henson, an actress, and Howard’s former student works on the executive committee.
Officials from the administration will deliver graduating addresses at HBCUs like Fudge, Young, and Austin. Barack Obama addressed graduates in 2016 when he was the final serving president to address graduates at Howard University’s commencement.