By Special to the Daily World
Nearly 500 men of the Morehouse College graduating class of 2011 will get a treat on Sunday, May 15, when noted attorney and author Charles Ogletree and award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill deliver the commencement address to the class. Both Ogletree and Ifill will receive honorary degrees.
Ogletree is a Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Ifill is moderator/managing editor at “Washington Week,” Public Broadcasting Service. Also receiving honorary degrees are Billye Aaron, member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees and wife of baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, and attorney Willie “Flash” Davis, chair of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees.
Morehouse is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, with prominent alumni including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee, former Mayor Maynard Jackson and actor Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few.