Thousands attend 13th Annual Black College Expo

February 18, 2012 5:13:42 PM PST
Thousands of students and parents descended on the Oakland Marriott Saturday for the 13th Annual Black College Expo Tour.

They got the chance to meet face to face with university representatives from dozens of colleges around the country. The goal this year is to provide more on-the-spot resources for 11th and 12th grade students.

"Some of them have been accepted on the spot today which is a fabulous feeling to know 'Wow, they want me. They want me to go to their school. They said it today right now. I gave an application and they said yes," said founder expo Theresa Price.

The Black College Expo was developed in 1999, in direct response to the passage of Proposition 209 which banned affirmative action in California. So far, the organization has helped more than 375,000 students get into college.

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