Congressman Price’s Statement on the Death of Andrea Harris
CHAPEL HILL, NC (May 20, 2020) – Congressman David Price (NC-04) released a statement on the death of Andrea Lynette Harris, founder of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development:
“I am saddened to learn of the death of Andrea Harris and stand in awe of the contribution she has made to economic justice and expanded opportunity in our state. She broke down barriers, counseling those in underserved and disenfranchised communities how to grow and prosper. Her impact extends to education, where she championed HBCUs and fought to reduce the burden of student loan debt so graduates could realize their fullest potential.
“Andrea was a gifted advocate and organizer who often enabled the work of others and assembled diverse coalitions with great skill. I and many others learned a great deal from her about purpose and persistence but also about the art of the possible. She had the vision to build a strong organization, The Institute, that carries her mission forward and will for generations to come.”