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NBC 5 Chicago: Barack Obama to Deliver Virtual Commencement During Primetime Graduation Special

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Barack Obama to Deliver Virtual Commencement During Primetime Graduation Special

May 15, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a virtual commencement address to high schoolers across the country Saturday night during a star-studded primetime graduation special.

“Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020,” which will air at 7 p.m. on NBC 5, will include other big names such as NBA star and school founder LeBron James, Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as well as artists like the Jonas Brothers and Kane Brown.

Former President Obama will also be joined by several high school students who are part of the Obama Foundation’s work to inspire, empower and connect people to change their world, including seniors from Chicago Public Schools and members of the Obama Youth Jobs Corps, a program created in partnership with the Urban Alliance, according to a news release.

The one-hour event is hosted by the XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Saturday afternoon, former President Obama spoke to graduates of Historically Black Colleges for JP Morgan Chase’s ‘Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition’ celebration.