Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to current North Carolina A&T students.

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg made his first visit to the state of North Carolina to speak with students at North Carolina A&T State University.

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In an opening to the students, he explained what inspired him to make the trip. “I do a personal challenge every year, and my challenge this year is to step out of my bubble,” Mark Zuckerberg said to a room full of North Carolina A&T students.

North Carolina A&T recently launched The Chancellor’s Town Initiative on campus. According to the school’s website, the initiative was “created to bring nationally distinguished guests to Greensboro for dialogue on matters of current and abiding importance to the campus community and the world beyond.”

Zuckerberg was invited to speak and served as the premier speaker of the series. His theme focused on “Building Community.” He wrote about this a personal letter released via Facebook on February 16th. He would go on to share: “In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us.”

North Carolina A&T is the nation’s largest historically black college or university, currently enrolling 11,177 students and is the U.S.’s leading source of African American graduates in the areas of engineering, agricultural science and accounting.

The video so far has over 3.5 million views, which is great exposure for North Carolina A&T to the general population. You can watch the full video below.

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Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie