Johns Hopkins University Commencement Address

Spike Lee delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Johns Hopkins University at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. He… read more

Spike Lee delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Johns Hopkins University at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. He discussed race relations and criticized presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Mr. Lee had made a campaign commercial for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, before the New York primary elections. He warned graduates about the turbulent times they were about to enter and urged them to be catalysts for change for the “99 percent.” Mr. Lee also paid tribute to the late singer Prince with a reading of his song “Baltimore” that was released the previous year after the riots in that city. close

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Johns Hopkins University Commencement Address

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Program ID:
409778-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 2016 | 8:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 31, 2016 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • May 21, 2016 | 8:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 2016 | 11:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 2016 | 8:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2016 | 6:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2016 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2016 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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