GREENSBORO, NC — Civil Rights leader, and North Carolina AT graduate, Reverend Jesse Jackson, will deliver the 2018 Baccalaureate at Bennett College.
The Baccalaureate will take place Friday, May 4, at 7: 00 p.m. inside the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on Bennett’s campus. Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Bennett College President, can hardly contain her excitement for Jackson’s arrival.
“We are ecstatic to have the Reverend Jesse Jackson address our graduating seniors during their Baccalaureate Service,” said Dawkins.
“Reverend Jackson has been a champion for Civil Rights for more than half a century, and he made history when he ran for president of the United States in the 1980s. I’m certain Reverend Jackson will impart sage advice to our students, and I look forward to hosting him on our campus.”
Jackson will be introduced at the ceremony by Bennett’s 15th President and syndicated columnist Dr. Julianne Malveaux.
The commencement begins May 5, at 10 a.m.