- Associated Press - Sunday, May 7, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The president of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans will deliver Grambling State University’s spring commencement address.

Marc Morial will address about 500 students, including about 200 receiving master’s degrees. The graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Grambling President Rick Gallot (GAH-low) says they’re excited that Morial, head of the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy group, is available to share his knowledge with the graduates.

During his career, Morial has been an entrepreneur, attorney, professor, state legislator and mayor of his hometown. He’s led the National Urban League since 2003.

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