Rashid Campbell is the first African American to win the top speaker honor at the National Debate Tournament (which is considered the best tournament for college debate). He won as a junior at the University of Oklahoma. He hails from Oakland.
Learn more about the context in this article about the changes going on in the debate world relating to race, class, rules, language, and more (it's pretty interesting).
News & Links
- Rashid on twitter: @perfectprophet
- University of Oklahoma press release about the win
- Picture of Rashid on instagram
- 2014-04-16: "Hacking Traditional College Debate's White-Privilege Problem" The Atlantic