Barack And Michelle Obama To Host Virtual Graduation Ceremony For The Class Of 2020
The Obamas will also be appearing in a virtual graduation ceremony held specifically for HBCU students.
May 05, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Ask and you shall receive.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube.
I know how hard the #Classof2020 has worked to make it to graduation, so @BarackObama and I want to give you the celebration you deserve. That's why @ReachHigher and I are teaming up with @Youtube to host a virtual graduation on June 6! RSVP at https://t.co/TPcaSy43B8. pic.twitter.com/glLadzlZux
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 5, 2020
"I know how hard the #Classof2020 has worked to make it to graduation, so @BarackObama and I want to give you the celebration you deserve," said Michelle, whose Becoming documentary premieres Wednesday on Netflix. "That's why @ReachHigher and I are teaming up with @Youtube to host a virtual graduation on June 6!"
The pivotal words were followed with an RSVP link.
The announcement comes a few weeks after a graduating high school senior asked the former president to give a graduation speech following the cancellation of commencement ceremonies across the country, as Blavity previously reported. The April 14 tweet from 17-year-old Lincoln Debenham quickly went viral and received countless co-signs. A representative for the Obamas said the former first family's decision comes after "dozens of requests from around the globe."
But the June 6 event won't be the only one the Obamas will be participating in.
On May 16, Barack will make an appearance in "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," a program airing across multiple platforms, People reported. Other celebrity appearances will include LeBron James, rapper Chika, H.E.R., Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe and Pharrell Williams, as Blavity previously reported.
He'll also be dropping by an event being held earlier in the day especially for HBCU students titled "Show Me Your Walk: HBCU Edition." The two-hour program is being held by Chase as well as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the United Negro College Fund, among others partners, reports ABC7.
See y'all there!