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Michelle Obama to give Dillard commencement address May 10

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First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 10 for the university's 2014 graduating class of 243 students.

Obama's address at the historically black university is part of a series of visits to schools and areas central to her higher education initiative. She will also speak at two other graduations — she'll address graduating seniors in Topeka, Kan. public high schools on May 17 in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education. She'll also address the D.C. College Access Program June 19 in Washington, D.C. The program is a nonprofit organization serving low-income, minority students mostly from single-parent households and are often the first in their family to attend college.

The visit to New Orleans follows President Barack Obama's November 2013 visit to the Port of New Orleans. Michelle Obama also spoke at the National Council of La Raza conference in July 2013.

The Dillard University ceremony begins at 10 a.m. May 10.

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