The Grio reported that:
Two female students at Fresno State University recently made history by being named the first African-American women to win the Henry Clay Invitational Debates.While others highlight negative stereotypes of black people, I will highlight examples of black excellence and achievement. Join me in congratulating Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed!
The annual debate, which was held at the University of Kentucky this year, was first established in 1971 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest U.S. policy, varsity debate tournaments in America, reports The Collegian at Fresno State.
On Oct. 7, Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed took home the first and second place titles, respectively, after competing against 286 speakers from 30 schools.
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