February 01, 2022

Bush Statement on Bomb Threat at Alma Mater, Harris-Stowe State University

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the following statement after Harris-Stowe State University was one of at least 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to receive a bomb threat on the first day of Black History Month:

“Black History Month is meant to be a celebration of the rich, powerful, and beautiful legacy of Black Americans. Yet today, on the first day of that celebration, historically Black colleges and universities across the country — including in St. Louis— were instead met with the violent backlash of white supremacy. I have been in touch with University leadership and want the entire Harris-Stowe community, especially Harris-Stowe students, to know that their excellence is to be celebrated. Their passion and intellect will change the world, and we will not let forces of white supremacy slow them down. As a former Hornet and their Congresswoman, I will be doing everything in my power to keep them safe. We are already engaged in active conversations with local, state, and federal leaders to ensure that we secure the safety of our HBCUs across the country. But to anyone who thinks these kinds of threats will stop Black excellence, hear me say this: we are unstoppable.”


Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.