Civil Rights Legend and former NAACP Chairman to address Alcorn graduates

Updated: 5/5/2014 1:51 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

 

 Civil Rights Legend and former NAACP Chairman Myrlie Evers to address Alcorn graduates at its 143rd Commencement Convocation

Lorman, Miss. (May 3, 2014) – Civil Rights legend and former NAACP Chairman Myrlie Evers will share words of wisdom with Alcorn graduates at its 143rd Commencement Convocation Saturday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. in the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex on the Lorman campus.

Alcorn will award degrees to nearly 600 students who have applied to receive 440 bachelor’s and 156 master’s degrees.

Myrlie Evers began her legendary tenure as chairman of the NAACP in 1995. Evers’ positive reputation among civil rights activists made her election a cause for renewed optimism among NAACP supporters. She is credited with spearheading the operations that restored the NAACP to its original status as the premier civil rights organization in America.

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