Chase hosts first-ever HBCU virtual commencement

By Bre’onna Richardson
Medill Reports

Graduates from the class of 2020 could not have an in-person ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With 78 participating historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), JP Morgan Chase, along with partners, helped more than 27,000 students celebrate their graduation, virtually. The “Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition” commencement event was live-streamed on May 16.

Photo at top: HBCU student viewing the “Show Me Your Walk” virtual livestream. (Bre’onna Richardson/MEDILL)