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(L-r) Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley brought their Sept. 13 Poverty Tour 2.0 event to DSU's Memorial Hall Gymnasium before a crowd of about 1,700.

  Poverty Tour 2.0 -- Photos Slideshow

It was an historic evening at Delaware State University as the institution hosted a stop by noted TV and radio talk show Tavis Smiley and eminent intellectual and author Dr. Cornel West, who brought their Poverty Tour 2.0 to the campus on Sept. 13.

Not to be accused of shying away from the general African American thought with respect to the upcoming presidential election, both renowned speakers challenged the incumbent President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney to stop ignoring the problem of poverty in their campaign discourse.

For images from the Poverty Tour 2.0 at DSU, see the below photo slideshow. Photos by Carlos Holmes: