Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia politician who lost her bid for governor of The Peach State, agreed to a position at Howard University.
As she prepares to begin her new job as the first Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics, Abrams, 49, appears to be setting aside her political ambitions for government, but as we all know with Abrams you just have to watch to see her next move!
From 2007 until 2017, the politician was a state representative, but she resigned in order to run for governor in 2022. Republican Brian Kemp narrowly beat Stacey Abrams in the election for governor.
Although Abrams’ political efforts in the previous year have been unsuccessful, the university said she will begin her term there in September to lecture on the problems black people have had in politics and to educate students on how to find “real-world” answers to problems.
‘We are at an inflection point for American and international democracy, and I look forward to engaging Howard University’s extraordinary students in a conversation about where they can influence, shape and direct the critical public policy decisions we face,’ Abrams wrote in a statement.
‘Stacey Abrams has proven herself an essential voice and eager participant in protecting American democracy – not just for certain populations, but for everyone with the fundamental right to make their voices heard,’ Fredrick wrote.
‘As the inaugural Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair, Ms. Abrams’ selection not only honors the work and legacy of renowned political strategist and scholar Dr. Ronald Walters, it expands on that legacy by bringing Howard students in dialogue with a contemporary candidate whose work has directly influenced today’s political landscape,’ the statement continued.
In addition to her political experience, Abrams’ non-profit work focusing on social concerns, voter participation, and democracy has made her the ideal candidate for the job, according to Wayne A.I. Fredrick, president of Howard University, in a statement.
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