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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Game Before the Game:
Academic Debate and Presidential Symposium to Stimulate Young Minds During AT&T Nation's Football Classic Week

WASHINGTON (August 2, 2012) – Howard University and Morehouse College are gearing up for the "More Than A Game" academic activities that are planned as part of the AT&T Nation's Football Classic on Sept. 1. All events surrounding the second annual matchup will be held over Labor Day Weekend from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 2 in Washington, D.C.

This year's Classic activities include the highly anticipated Mordecai Wyatt Johnson – Benjamin E. Mays Student Debate, Friday, August 31 at 1 p.m. at Cramton Auditorium. The debate's resolutions will cover affirmative action and state voter ID laws.

This year's AT&T Classic theme -- Classic Rivalry. Classic Tradition. Classic Fun -- captures the excitement behind the legacies of Howard and Morehouse, two of the foremost Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation. To showcase school rivalry and HBCU traditions, additional Classic-related academic events are planned:

Thursday, August 30

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presidential Symposium: A Focus on Excellence in STEM, Youth Voter Participation and Interpersonal Relationships
Session 1 - The Acting Black Theory: Scientific Discoveries at HBCUs that Change the Narrative of Black Students

Howard University
Cramton Auditorium
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Presidential Symposium:
Session 2 - Is the Thrill Gone? The Impact of the Youth Vote in the 2012 Elections
Howard University
Cramton Auditorium

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Presidential Symposium:
Session 3 - Coffee and Conversation: From Jumping the Broom to The Game: Rewriting the Black Love Playbook
Howard University
Blackburn Center
2397 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059

Friday, August 31

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“The Game Before The Game”: The Mordecai Wyatt Johnson – Benjamin E. Mays Student Debate
Howard University
Cramton Auditorium

Sunday, September 2

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Chapel Service
Howard University
Cramton Auditorium
Speaker:  Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Director, Smithsonian African Art Museum 

Learn more about the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ schedule here

About the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™
The AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. Tickets for the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ are on sale now at, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Seats are priced $25 to $50.

For more information on the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™, please visit
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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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