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President Barack Obama‘s busy itinerary for the rest of 2016 includes giving a commencement speech at Howard University. The renowned HBCU located in Washington, DC made the announcement today (April 14). 

Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony goes down on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The President will deliver the keynote speech to the Class of 2016 along with their attending families, University faculty, staff, and alumni and anyone who can finesse a ticket.

Obama is the sixth sitting U.S. President Obama to deliver the graduation speech at Howard University. In 2014, the honor went to Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Also, Obama will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Howard, touted as its “highest honor.” Also receiving an honorary degree from Howard this year is actress Cicely Tyson.

HU grads, and undergrads, are no doubt excited about this news.

Also, Obama will be delivering the commencement speech at Rutgers University about a week later.

Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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