CNN commentator Angela Rye to provide Black Histor...

CNN commentator Angela Rye to provide Black History Month keynote

A dynamic attorney with a wealth of experience in Washington, D.C., politics will share her expertise in an address at MTSU. 

Angela Rye, keynote speaker, 2020 MTSU Black History Month

Angela Rye

Angela Rye, chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based political advocacy firm IMPACT Strategies, will deliver the Black History Month keynote address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building, 516 Alma Mater Drive.

IMPACT is a nonprofit organization that helps young professionals in economic empowerment, civic engagement and political involvement, according to the website.

In addition to her lobbying work, Rye serves as a political commentator for CNN and political analyst for National Public Radio. She serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee and the Women in Empowerment Network.

Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs logoRye developed legislative and political strategy as executive director and general counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus in the 112th Congress. Before her work with the caucus, she was senior adviser and counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Rye is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public. Off-campus visitors can find a parking map at

For more information, contact Daniel Green, director of the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs and chair of the MTSU Black History Month Committee, at 615-898-5812 or

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