Here Are Some of the Guests Attending Trump's Black History Event at the White House

To celebrate Black History Month, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are hosting a reception at the White House on February 27. The annual event is meant to commemorate contributions made by African Americans throughout history, and is expected to feature several prominent guests.

One of them is comedian Terrence K. Williams, a well-known Trump supporter who tweeted on Wednesday about how he was "super excited" to be invited to the reception. Williams featured his invitation in his tweet, which went out to his more than 776,000 followers.

"Thank you for inviting me to the Black History Event," Williams tweeted at the Trumps. "President Donald J. Trump is making black history with all the great things he's doing for us." This isn't the first Trump-sanctioned event the comedian's been privy to, though. The comedian was previously invited to Trump's "Young Black Leadership Summit" back in October.

Alphonso Hill Jr., a sophomore student at North Carolina's Swansboro High School and an Eagle Scout, will also be attending the White House ceremony. Even before he got his invitation, Hill had already achieved a rare honor: He was promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14. Only 2 percent of African-American scouts reach the Eagle Scout rank, as pointed out by the Jacksonville Daily News.

"This is not going to be a political visit for me," Hill told the Jacksonville Daily News. "It is going to be a great experience to visit Washington and the White House. I look forward to meeting everyone at the reception and shaking hands with other African American history makers."

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Patricia Lee Onwuka, a Senior Policy Analyst for Independent Women's Forum, is also expected to be at the Black History Month event, and will be maintaining the Independent Women's Forum's social media accounts while she's there.

On February 21, Onwuka tweeted out an image of her White House invitation and briefly mentioned the legacy of past conservatives. "Black conservatives have always been part of our history," she wrote on Twitter. "Did you know Harlem Renaissance figure Zora Neale Hurston was conservative?"

As noted by an official White House statement released in January, the reception is themed around African Americans' right to vote—fitting, since 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which granted African American men the right to vote.

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