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Evers' widow gives Alcorn commencement address

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LORMAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former NAACP Chairman and Alcorn alumna Myrlie Evers gave the address on the Lorman campus for the Class of 2014.

Alcorn State University held it 143rd Commencement Convocation Saturday morning.

The widow of Medgar Evers encouraged the graduates to be well rounded and use all the components learned on the campus to contribute to society.

The university awarded 440 bachelor's and 156 master's degrees.

"My question to you is what do you plan to once you turn in your caps and gowns, once you leave Alcorn State, once you get your desired positions, what are you going to do what will you do to give back in memory of what you have ben given here on this campus," is the question Evers posed.

Graduates come from 18 states and five foreign countries.

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