HBCU Students March to Polls for Early Voting

On Wednesday, hundreds of HBCU students marched to the polls in Durham and Daytona Beach to kick off early voting on their respective campuses.

HBCU Digest reports that NC State NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber said in a statement that this year is more important than ever to get out and vote. The state of North Carolina is at the center of the national debate on a Voter ID law.

Barber also added that the NCCU community “can literally determine who will sit in the White House.”

“More people can actually go out and vote without all those requirements that they would have to do before the voter suppression laws were lifted,” NCCU student Khadijah Ray said.

Barber, who led the march, was joined by hundreds of North Carolina Central Students from campus to downtown Durham’s early voting polls.

“You won’t have to be standing in line for a long time,” said North Carolina Central University student Jamiece Hargrove. “It quickens the process.”

Students at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University also walked 1.3 miles from campus to the early voting site in Daytona Beach. They said they will encourage students who could not attend the rally to get out and vote as well.

Notable Congressman and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis also joined the Bethune-Cookman student-led march.

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