White House Scales Back #HBCU Event Amid Protests Over Donald Trumps Actions

White House Scales Back HBCU Event Amid Protests Over Donald Trumps Actions

White House Scales Back HBCU Event Amid Protests Over Donald Trumps Actions

The White House has significantly scaled back an annual gathering of the nation’s historically black colleges presidents and advocates after a series of potentially offensive actions by President Donald Trump, including his much maligned statement this summer on the deadly race-fueled rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Organizers worried some presidents would not attend and students would protest next week’s event, initially scheduled to be held at a hotel just outside the nation’s capital, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Instead, the summit will be held Monday at the White House complex, where only invited guests who …

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