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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 12:08 PM
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Obama chooses Booker T. Washington in Memphis to deliver commencement speech
Obama chooses Booker T. Washington in Memphis to deliver commencement speech
By Bartholomew Sullivan
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, the White House has confirmed.

After the announcement was expected last Friday and again Monday but delayed, the winner of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge was named to great expectations after each of the three finalists were notified.

The date of the speech has yet to be determined. In his first 27 months in office, Obama has not visited Memphis as president.

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Booker T. Washington is the citys oldest high school created for black students during segregation.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/may/10/obama-...
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NightHawk63 Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 01:50 PM
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1. This is great news!
Edited on Tue May-10-11 01:51 PM by NightHawk63
As a Memphian, this is wonderful news for the school and the city.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 03:52 PM
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2. As a Memphis native, this is great!
The city could use some positive news. :)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 11:49 PM
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3. "Take me to another place, take me to another land...."
"Make me forget all that hurts me, help me understand your plan...."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VCdJyOAQYM


And we'll be GLAD to have him!

To my memory, he came here once to debate McCain and once to refuel in Bristol and that's it. Given the way the electoral landscape is, I didn't expect to see him any time soon. But they've chosen the next state over for the convention .... SOMETHING is up .... I think our favorite campaign organization is gonna try to pick up some of the reddest red states.

Should be fun.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 02:20 PM
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4. WATCH THE VIDEO at the end of the article (bring a tissue)
A relative of one of my girlfriends helped make the video -.she supervised the kids at BTW. She herself was chosen for her own film work as a Ole Miss grad student, and her family is justifiably very proud of her.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/may/12/ole-mi...
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