Duke University School of Law

03/20/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/20/2017 15:44

Bakari Sellers speaks at event honoring first African American president of Duke Student Government

The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by the family and friends of the late Reginaldo 'Reggie' Howard, the first African American president of what is now the Duke Student Government The scholarship is awarded to students of African heritage from across the globe who demonstrate the potential for academic excellence and an enduring passion for justice and social change. To honor Reggie and memorialize the 40th anniversary of his death, the scholars have invited Bakari Sellers to address Duke University. Mr. Sellers is an American politician, attorney, and CNN political analyst, who represented South Carolina's 90th district in the lower house of the state legislature as the youngest African-American elected to office at the age of 22. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, African & African American Studies, the Baldwin Scholars Program, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information, please contact Jen Fry at [email protected] or Kristin Triebel at [email protected].