WASHINGTON, D.C. – Howard University will host the sixth annual Ford Black College Quiz Game Show at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec 1, in Cramton Auditorium. This televised event will feature students from 12 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including Howard, competing for thousands of dollars in scholarship funds and cash prizes for their schools.

The Black College Quiz Game Show is a “Jeopardy” style formatted game show, where students display their knowledge and skills of African-American history. The show highlights the importance of continuing the pursuit of higher learning for both American-African students and the HBCU schools they attend. This year’s host will be actor Greg Alan Williams, known for roles in Necessary Roughness and BET’s The Game.

The prizes are: $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place and $1,500 for third place. One student contestant will also receive an iPad. The participants include:

  • Alcorn State University
  • Benedict College
  • Cheyney University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Howard University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Southern University-Baton Rouge
  • Tuskegee University
  • Virginia State University
  • Wilberforce University

Audience members will also have a chance to win three Apple iPads, which will be given away during the audience participation portion of the contest.

Admission to the game show is free.

For additional information, please contact Angela McGee, communications director for the Black College Quiz at amcgee@ccptv.com.

Jo-Ann English
Communications Associate
Office of University Communications