A general election presidential debate was hosted at an HBCU for the first time in history.

 The Commission on Presidential Debates named Virginia State University in Petersburg as one of the universities that hosted a presidential debate during the 2024 general election cycle, per NBC News. “We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” VSU President Makola M. Abdullah said in a statement. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.” The HBCU hosted the second presidential debate on October 1.  “In 2024, students at our four debate sites will help bring another set of historic conversations to audiences here and abroad. Campuses will anchor four unique chances to listen and learn,” the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement. (READ MORE) (SOURCE: BINNEWS.COM)