Former President Obama To Honor SU Grads With Virtual Celebration

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Graduates of Southern University will be honored by former President Barack Obama as part of a virtual celebration geared toward HBCU's.

The Chase Bank-sponsored event will highlight the achievements of more than 20,000 students from 78 historically black colleges and universities.

All campuses of the Southern University System will participate, with chancellors from each campus set to give words of encouragement to graduates.

Other special guests will include comedian and actor Kevin Hart, actor Omari Hardwick, and businesswoman Mellody Hobson.

The event is scheduled for this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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