Howard University student’s tweet goes viral


Howard University student Abigail Hall took to social media, specifically Twitter, to announce her recent acceptance into Harvard Law School, and her tweet is going viral.

Since tweeting her good news, the 21-year-old Jamaican American and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member has received thousands of congratulatory responses and messages— so many that she has had a hard time replying to all of them. Hall received acceptance from 15 law schools including Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Cornell Law School, Duke Law School and Howard University School of Law.

Harvard University began admitting women in 1950, and in 1956, Lila Fenwick was the first Black woman to graduate from the prestigious institution of higher learning. Hall will follow in Fenwick’s footsteps as a trailblazer for Black women who are pursuing their dreams of becoming lawyers.

After Hall obtained her degree in political science from Howard University, the Atlantean went on to intern in Washington D.C., where she worked alongside both civic and social organizations focusing on government affairs, public policy and legal enterprise.

“It has been extremely humbling to receive congratulations and well-wishes from all around the world. This moment and every message reaffirms my purpose and substantiates the sacrifices that I have made,” Hall said in a recent interview with Jamaicans.com. “As a first-generation American citizen, I understand the privilege and responsibility that comes with the honor of a Harvard Law degree. I intend to use this opportunity to advocate on behalf of the marginalized and advance the cause of justice worldwide.”