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Jesse Jackson to Morgan graduates: 'Choose hope and go forward'

Jesse Jackson to Morgan graduates: 'Choose hope and go forward'

The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Morgan State University's newest graduates Friday to persevere despite injustices they might face.

"I want to talk today about free but not equal," the civil rights leader said, telling graduates they are the latest generation to face racial adversity. "Don't adjust to their vision," Jackson said. "Don't internalize racism."

Morgan State, he said, has given them the tools to fight, to serve, to advocate change and to advance change.

About 370 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Hill Field House on the Northeast Baltimore campus.

The historically black university also commemorated the...

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