FIRST BLACK GIRL DUO WINS INTERNATIONAL DEBATE COMPETITION AT HARVARD

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Sixteen-year-old Jayla Jackson and 17-year-old Emani Stanton are proof that #Blackgirlmagic is real as they just made history! The pair became the first black girl duo to win an international debate competition at Harvard University. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harvard Diversity Project (@harvarddcdp) Every summer, the Harvard Debate Council, one of the oldest organizations on the illustrious campus, hosts a two-week summer intensive residential program for gifted international students. Every year, the program culminates with a debate tournament. However, this year, due to COVID-19, the competition and residency were held virtually. Yet, that didn’t stop Jackson nor Stanton from taking top prize. Jackson, a rising junior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and Stanton, a rising senior at North Atlanta High School solidified their place in competition history by not only winning the debate competition, but doing so with a perfect record. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harvard Diversity Project (@harvarddcdp) Both Atlanta natives are members of the Atlanta-based Harvard Diversity Project. The Harvard Diversity Project is an initiative that was founded in 2017 by Harvard’s award-winning debate coach and author Brandon P. Fleming as a means to promote diversity, equity, and...

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