2011 Black Commencement Speakers Leave Their Mark

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President Barack Obama, Miami Dade College

As commencement season wraps, the words that numerous Black leaders left with graduates and loved ones will live on forever. From the president of Liberia to the president of the United States, powerful Black speakers came out and gave their words of wisdom. On April 29 President Obama addressed Miami Dade College and more than 3,000 graduates heard from the 44th president, up-close and personal. President Obama also addressed 150 graduating seniors at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee on May, 16, 2011. 

 

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