Michelle Obama’s 2014 Commencement Address at Dillard University

ACADEME BLOG

We are entering another season of commencement addresses. Given the unrest in many African-American communities over this past year, as well as the financial challenges being face by many HBCUs, Michelle Obama’s 2014 commencement address at Dillard University seems as timely now as it did then—perhaps all the more so.

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UNO Lakefront Arena

New Orleans, Louisiana

Oh, my goodness! Good morning!

I am so happy to be here with you all. I’m proud to be here in the Big Easy. Look at you all! (Applause.) You look good.

I want to start by thanking Nicole for that very kind introduction and for sharing her story, which is not too unfamiliar to me — because they told me I couldn’t be where I am, too. So I want to thank Nicole. I’m proud of her. Thank you for the selfie; I think that’s the first selfie I’ve done at a…

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