Rev. Al Sharpton to speak at Voorhees 2019 Commencement Ceremony

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Rev. Al Sharpton to speak at Voorhees 2019 Commencement Ceremony

April 26, 2019

Voorhees College will hold its 122nd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The keynote speaker will be civil rights activist, author, minister, and television/radio talk show host, Reverend Al Sharpton.

Sharpton is the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN).  NAN is a not-for-profit civil rights organization that was formed in 1991 and has more than 100 chapters nationwide that includes a Washington, DC Bureau and regional offices across the United States.

He has been identified as one of the nation’s most renowned civil rights leaders, who was often praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.”

Currently, Sharpton hosts a daily syndicated radio show called “Keepin’ It Real,” and a national cable news television show called “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” that airs on MSNBC.

The hooding ceremony and baccalaureate service for the 2019 May graduates will be held on Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.