“And I've got the alumni over there and this is the challenge to you alumni. This is my class, 2019. My family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans.
“Now I know my class will make sure they pay this forward. And I want my class to look at these alumnus, these beautiful Morehouse brothers and let's make sure every class has the same opportunity going forward. Because we are enough to take care of our own community.
“We are enough to ensure we have all the opportunities of the American Dream. And we will show it to each other through our actions and through our words and through our deeds.
“So class of 2019, may the sun always shine upon you. May the wind always be at your back. And may God always hold you in the cradle of her hand.”
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