Obama Addresses Hampton Grads
In May, the president addressed nearly 1,100 graduates of Hampton University, an HBCU in Virginia. More than 12,000 people were in attendance. During his speech, he championed the role of education in helping them face uncertainties in the economy as they go out and find jobs. "The good news is, all of you are ahead of the curve," Obama told the graduates. "All those checks you wrote to Hampton will pay off."