Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congressmen Bennie Thompson and Al Green Present HBCU Game Day Offering
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/29/2017, 1:02 p.m.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and Congressman Al Green (TX-09) will host an offering after the annual Alcorn State University and Texas Southern University football game.
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee: “Given Texas Southern University’s illustrious heritage of educating African American students and inspiring them to achieve their dreams, I have no doubt that the TSU Tigers will reinforce this tradition of excellence when the Alcorn Braves encounter the #TSUNAMI. TS-TS-TSU! I thought you knew! #TSU”
Congressman Bennie G. Thompson: “As a two-time HBCU graduate, I am deeply committed to preserving these institutions to ensure they continue educating future generations of our youth,” Thompson said. “I am confident in Alcorn pulling a win against Texas Southern because no one knows football better than a Mississippi SWAC school.”
The game will take place at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 8:00 P.M. The three members of Congress have agreed to offer one another catfish or bar-b-que if the HBCU in the member’s district and/or state wins the game.
The Alcorn State University and Texas Southern University face-off comes a week after National HBCU Week, which is dedicated to bring awareness of the importance of HBCUs nationwide.
Texas Southern University is located in Texas’ Eighteenth Congressional District, represented by Jackson Lee and the alma mater of Green, while Alcorn State University sits in Mississippi’s Second Congressional District, represented by Thompson.