Will President Obama Address Free Speech at the University That Suppressed It?

April 30, 2014

By Uzma Kolsy at The Nation

Last year, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class at Morehouse College, a campus steeped in legacy. From the hallowed grounds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater, President Obama’s deeply personal message about race, leadership and obstacles reverberated with an elevated poignancy at Morehouse. The crowd of young men on the cusp of their futures could have had no better speaker than the first black president of the United States, and his rousing message to overcome fear echoed Dr. King’s thoughts when King was a student there: “I realized that nobody…was afraid...

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