President Obama To Speak At Morehouse 2013 Commencement

President Obama will deliver the commencement address this spring at all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta, the alma mater of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The White House confirmed to Politico:

“Morehouse College, one of the nation’s leading Historical Black Colleges and Universities, is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country,” the White House said in a statement. Commencement is scheduled for May 19.

“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,” the White House added. Alumni of the all-male liberal arts college include Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., filmmaker Spike Lee and Maynard Jackson, the first African-American mayor of Atlanta.

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Commencement is scheduled for May 19.

First lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement speech to 550 Spelman College graduates in 2011.

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