Black Women From Towson University Make Debating History

TowsonDebatesAmeena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, African American students at Towson University in Maryland, recently won the Cross Examination Debate Association’s National Championship. They are the first African American women’s team to win a national tournament and no individual African American woman has ever been part of a team that won the national championship.

Ruffin and Johnson beat a team from the University of Oklahoma to win the national title. Teams from Harvard, Vanderbilt, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan, and other high-ranked colleges and universities competed in the tournament.

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