Storm-Torn Campuses A Final Memory For Some HBCU Graduates

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RALEIGH, NC — Kristen Brown,  a Shaw University senior witnessed her campus being destroyed by a tornado just less than two weeks before graduation,  and shared her traumatic story with  My 927 Charlotte, a Radio One station in North Carolina.

View pictures of Shaw University damage.

Bowen:

Walking around main campus seeing our student union, the dorms, and trees uprooted laying there had all of us in disbelief. My school that I take so much pride in was torn apart. I can’t come up with words on how seeing my school in this condition made me feel. At the time I knew I had to be strong for my sisters and others. Some of my sisters have never experienced a tornado so being there for them was my main priority. While walking through campus I made sure friends and classmates were okay, and they had a place to stay because I knew none of us could return to the dorms. Seeing everybody walk around with their things looking at damages reminded me of a movie or something on television, I never thought this would be my reality.


Read her whole story at My927Charlotte.com


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