May 10, 2010
President Barack Obama delivered a reminder about the importance of education, as he gave the commencement address at Hampton University where escaped slaves once were taught.
The president on Sunday told the graduating students, relatives, friends and faculty that many Americans do not have access to education, and the nation must ensure that they get it.
Obama is the 10th president to visit the historically black, private university of about 6,000 students, founded in 1868 near the site where a free Virginian taught classes to escaped slaves against state law. It was Obama's second commencement address this season, and his first as president at a historically black college.
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