Commencement season is the time where HBCUs pull out all the stops to get heavy hitters to speak and this year is no different. Morehouse recently announced that nationally renowned Pastor of House of Hope in Atlanta, Georgia and alumnus Dr. E. Dewey Smith will be their Spring Commencement speaker. If that wasn’t an huge announcement, SCSU went on to deliver groundbreaking news to start the morning.
Booker, who announced his bid for President on last month, will be speaking at South Carolina State University on May 10th. South Carolina is a key primary state and he previously visited Bulldog country last year to headline a forum on the importance of voting in the midterm elections. This is an interesting move by Corey Booker, as he attempts to build an African-American support base for his presidential campaign.
The topics that he confronts in his commencement address will also be something of note. Ill he use his time to hammer home the importance of voting and throw shots at Trump, affirming his candidacy? Or, will he take the traditional approach of commencement speakers not on the campaign trail and impart knowledge on the Spring 2019 graduates that affirms them as they start their adult life?
Stay tuned to HBCU Pulse for updates!