President Obama speaks at Morehouse

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President Barack Obama straightens his tie before he receives an honorary doctorate of laws degree during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. n a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, the President told graduates of the historically black college to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stands left as President Barack Obama holds his honorary a doctorate of laws degree during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree from Robert Davidson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, partially visible, during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. Morehouse is the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni. It is Obama's second graduation speech of the year. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Graduates react as President Barack Obama speaks during the the wet and rainy Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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A man tries to stay try during a rain shower as he waits for a graduation ceremony to begin at Morehouse College Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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People sit in the rain and listen as President Barack Obama delivers the 129th commencement speech at Morehouse College Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. In a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, the President told graduates of the historically black college to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stands left and Robert Davidson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, right, as President Barack Obama holds his honorary a doctorate of laws degree during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Graduate Leland Shelton, center, is congratulated as he is acknowledged by President Barack Obama during the 129th commencement ceremony address at Morehouse College, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. After a difficult childhood Shelton graduated Phi Beta Kappa and is on his way to Harvard Law School. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Graduates listen under heavy rain to President Barack Obama as he delivers the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony address Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama smiles as he walks across the stage to receive an honorary degree from Morehouse College after delivering the commencement speech Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., tries to stay dry as he waits for President Barack Obama to deliver the commencement speech at Morehouse College Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Rev. Carl Murell reacts as President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech at Morehouse College Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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Graduate Frederick Anderson stands in the pouring rain as President Barack Obama acknowledges him during his Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony address Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. After a difficult childhood Shelton graduating Phi Beta Kappa and is on his way to Harvard Law School. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony address Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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Graduates sit in a heavy rain as President Barack Obama speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree from Robert Davidson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at Morehouse College after delivering the commencement speech Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Bazemore)
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President Barack Obama waves to a crowd gathered at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on his way to give the commencement speech at Morehouse College, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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President Barack Obama and Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr., stand together on stage during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stands, left, as President Barack Obama receives an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Robert Davidson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama waves to a crowd gathered at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on his way to give the commencement speech at Morehouse College, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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Graduates take photos under heavy rain as they wait for President Barack Obama to deliver the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony address, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama and Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr., arrive together for the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama and Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr., stand together on stage during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. Morehouse is the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni. It is Obama's second graduation speech of the year. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster)

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President Obama spoke at the spring commencement for Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

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