25 Black Students Accepted into elite Harvard Program


Twenty-five students got a huge surprise at their doorstep when they were accepted into a prestigious program at Harvard University. Usually there is a grand ceremony to reveal all of the students who were accepted into the program but with the coronavirus pandemic they had to adjust. The program founder and assistant debate coach Brandon Fleming decided to hop in his car and drive to each students doorstep and congratulate them on their acceptance. This took three days and 21 hours on the road to complete.

"They weren't happy because they won a million dollars -- that excitement came from an educational opportunity," Fleming told "Good Morning America." "Seeing their faces light up reminded me of what I was called to do."

When students came to the door they were surprised with a bunch of confetti and huge congratulations.

The Harvard Diversity Project aims to recruit, train and matriculate highly motivated high school students of color into a summer debate residency at the school.

This story was originally published by Good Morning America.

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https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/25-black-students-surprised-acceptance-elite-harvard-program-71005114

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