PC Unity March

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Mitchell Mercer

PC students hold up signs supporting Howard University at Templeton.

Mitchell Mercer, Sports Editor

The Presbyterian College’s Multicultural Student Union held a Unity March walk on February 24th to show solidarity for the Howard University women’s lacrosse team, as well as for women and people of color in the PC community.

Beginning at the Cornelson Center, many students alongside some faculty and staff, spoke remarks about the situation and encouraged all people in attendance to love and care for each other.

Proceeding the opening remarks, participants marched down to Greenville Dining Hall, where further comments were made, including those from Martin Luther King Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Lastly, the event concluded at Templeton Gymanism, where many students held up signs in support for Howard, women, people of color, equality, and other similar messages. Templeton is home to the offices of Blue Hose athletic teams. 

The march followed Howard’s recent visit to Clinton for a women’s lacrosse match on the 11th, where Bison players and coaches were met with racist and sexist remarks by a group of PC students.

The College is currently using an independent counsel to investigate the situation and hopes to have a response to the February 11th situation in the coming weeks.

Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., is one of several historical black colleges and universities schools across the country and is one of two HBCU schools that has a Division I women’s lacrosse program.

Below are photos of memorable moments during the Unity March.