Howard v. Harvard in “Great Debate”

Howard v. Harvard in “Great Debate”

On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m., the award-winning Howard University Debate Team took on Harvard University at the Webster Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The exhibition was at the 9th annual ‘Great Debate’ against Harvard University before an audience of 8,000 during an NAACP Connecticut State Conference.

The team is led by Angela Minor Esq., an associate professor in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Forensics Program. She is also the coach of the Mock Trial Team.

At debate exhibitions, students debate on subjects without a declared winner. This year the following resolutions

Question #1: Criminal Justice
Resolved: The House believes that Colin Kaepernick chose the wrong tactic of kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game.

Question #2: Gun Control
Resolution: The House believes that there should be a total ban of all automatic weapons for civilian use.