Rev. Al Sharpton To Serve As Guest Lecturer At TSU Next Semester

By Jason Hall

December 8, 2020

The Reverend Al Sharpton will be serving as a distinguished guest lecturer at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee during the 2021 spring semester.

TSU president Glenda Glover announced Rev. Sharpton's involvement at the school in a news release on Monday (December 7,) the Associated Press reports via FOX 17 News. Glover said the appointment will allow students to learn about a subject from a lecturer who has worked intimately on the social justice movement for decades.

“His presence means our students will be able to engage with a piece of history at a time when his insight is more relevant than ever before,” Glover said via the press release.

Rev. Sharpton, 66, is the founder and president of the civil rights organization National Action Network, while also working as the host of MSNBC's weekend news program 'PoliticsNation' and a nationally syndicated radio program.

Rev. Sharpton has already been a popular speaker on HBCU campuses for decades, having previously given TSU's keynote address at the university's 2019 graduate commencement ceremony, where he was awarded an honorary degree for his contributions to the social justice movement.

He has also received honorary degrees from several other HBCUs including Medgar Evers College, Bethune-Cookman University, Voorhees College, Fisk University and Virginia Union University, reports.

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