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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Reps. Thompson, Jackson Lee and Green Present HBCU Game Day Offering

September 29, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       Contact : Guy King

September 29, 2017                                                                                                         (202) 226-5804


Reps. Thompson, Jackson Lee and Green Present HBCU Game Day Offering


WASHINGTON –  U.S Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02), Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18) and Al Green (TX-09) will host an offering after the annual Alcorn State University and Texas Southern University football game.


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.”


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”


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.


Alcorn State University sits in Mississippi’s Second Congressional District, represented by Thompson, while Texas Southern University is located in Texas’ Eighteenth Congressional District, represented by Jackson Lee and the alma mater of Green.


If you have any questions please contact Guy King at (Thompson), Rucks Russell at (Jackson Lee) or Kamau Marshall at (Green).