According to the AJC, a White House official has absolutely confirmed that President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta this spring.
Graduation is slated for May 19, 2013, and Obama will be following in the footsteps of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he addresses the 2013 class of the historically Black college.
The White House noted that Morehouse was selected because it is ?one of the nation?s leading historical black colleges and universities (and) is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. Known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness, Morehouse is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.
Just a few years back, FLOTUS Michelle Obama hit Atlanta soil to deliver a commencement speech to the women of Spelman College, the female HBCU sister college of Morehouse.
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This is not the first time the President will deliver a commencement speech, in fact, he’s spoken at a handful of college and university commencement ceremonies around the country, including at one of the military service academies.
Just last year, Obama spoke at the all-female Barnard College in New York.
Obama also visited the Atlanta area just last week to visit the younger end of the educational spectrum: a pre-kindergarten class in Decatur.
It will be interesting to see what message the President will bring to the 2013 graduating class of Morehouse College.
Being that he’s faced his own set of challenges as the nation’s first Black president, what issues do you think President Obama should address during his speech?