First Lady Michelle Obama at Bowie State University Commencement

First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Bowie State University. She talked about the… read more

First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Bowie State University. She talked about the importance of education, the history of the struggle of black people to become educated, and urged the graduates of the historically black university to pass their desire for education on to future generations. She also paid tribute to parents, saying ‘Their sacrifice is your legacy.’

The ceremony was held at the Comcast Center on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Mrs. Obama was wearing the hood of the honorary doctor of laws degree she had just received. close

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First Lady Michelle Obama at Bowie State University Commencement

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
College Park, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2013

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  • May 18, 2013 | 3:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2013 | 4:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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