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1978 Oru Commencement Address - Jesse Jackson, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Apr 1978

1978 Oru Commencement Address - Jesse Jackson, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

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This is a transcript of the 1978 commencement address at Oral Roberts University held on April 30th, 1978. The address was given by civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson who also received an honorary doctorate from ORU. Jackson talked about ORU's reputation for racial integration and equality and challenged the students and university to continue to live out the dream of equality in education.