Biden To Deliver Commencement Speech At Morehouse College

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President Joe Biden is set to deliver a commencement address at Morehouse College next month.

On Monday (April 22), the White House confirmed that Biden will speak at Morehouse College's commencement, which is scheduled for May 19 at 9 a.m., per 11Alive News.

The decision to make Biden Morehouse's commencement speaker has sparked faculty concern, NBC News reports.

In an email reportedly sent by Kendrick Brown, Morehouse's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the university official said he received an inquiry from concerned faculty about Biden's upcoming speech. Brown reportedly pledged to hold a virtual meeting this week for faculty to share their concerns. According to NBC News, students will also have the opportunity to share feedback with Morehouse College President David Thomas.

Biden's upcoming speech at the HBCU comes as the president is reportedly struggling to gain support from young voters and Black Americans. The president last visited Morehouse in 2022 with Vice President Kamala Harris.

In February, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Morehouse School of Medicine. She came back to Atlanta in March during her “Women for Biden” campaign push.

Georgia could be a point of contention for Biden and former President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. Biden won Georgia in the 2020 election, but the state has historically leaned Republican.

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