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At Colorado College Commencement, this year's speaker is Marian Wright Edelman. In addition to being the recipient of a Colorado College honorary degree in 1999, Edelman completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College and went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1963. Originally from Bennettsville, S.C., Edelman began practicing law in 1964 when she became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1968 to serve as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign that Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death, Edelman directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Miss.
This year's senior class speaker is John Samuel Brody, of Columbus, Ohio. Brody is graduating with a bachelor of arts in economics. In his time at Colorado College, he participated in various on-campus groups, including the student government, captain of the club baseball team, and designing line of clothing for the annual fashion show. Brody is recognized around CC for the apparel business he began during his sophomore year.
More information about commencement activities can be found at: www.coloradocollege.edu/commencement.
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