WASHINGTON - There are signs that the student protests at Howard University may be coming to an end.
On Wednesday night, protesters told FOX 5 that they have reached an agreement with Howard's Board of Trustees on seven of their nine demands.
Students said they anticipate coming to a final agreement soon.
“We are really putting in tangible work,” said student protester Alexis McKenney. “We are essentially creating the space and the conversation for a new Howard and that is why we are all here together. That is what brought HUResist organizers, HUSA representatives, Board of Trustees members together in an unprecedented way to talk about what does it mean to be a black institution in 2018. And how can students be more involved in this process? How can students contribute to the innovation of HBCUs around the world and what can we do to make that process easier for us on campus and for those around the community as well?”
Thursday marks the eighth day of the protests. A rally was held in front of the administration building at 6 p.m.