Biden shakes off protest fears at Morehouse for Georgia battleground gains

President Joe Biden‘s two commencement speeches next month will take on added importance with both the election and college campus protests grabbing headlines.

Biden will speak at Morehouse College, a prominent historically black school in Atlanta, on May 19 and at the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. The former has drawn a larger share of attention due to Georgia’s status as a crucial swing state and concerns that anti-Israel protests could greet the president.

“This week, I received an inquiry from concerned faculty about rumors they were hearing about President Biden’s selection as the 2024 Commencement speaker,” Morehouse provost Kendrick Brown wrote in an email to faculty members last week, according to NBC News. Brown said he would convene a meeting on Thursday for faculty to “ask questions and make comments.”

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