NORCROSS, Ga. — Students and parents filled Meadowcreek High School on Saturday to see what Historically Black Colleges and Universities had to offer at the Greater Atlanta HBCU College Fair. 

Hosted by the Gwinnett County chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, the event attracted large crowds.

"We all are graduates of HBCUs, so we all know first hand the benefits of attending an HBCU. So this is our opportunity to give back to the students in our community," Maurice Thompson, Alpha Phi Alpha, said.

Both organizations note their mission this year is to support HBCUs across the nation and to continue to shed light on the importance and legacy that historically black colleges hold for many minority students. More than 30 HBCUs both local and across the nation were there to talk to prospective students.

"There are 102 HBCUs in the country so the purpose of this event was to get as many as we could to expose students throughout Georgia," stated Mary Robinson of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

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