Black Speakers on campus – Michelle Obama

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Black Speakers on campus – Denzel Washington

Every graduate here today has the training and the talent to succeed, but do you have the guts to fail?

If you don’t fail, you’re not even tryin.. When you leave the friendly confines of Philly, never be discouraged, never hold back, give everything you’ve got and when you fall and remember this — fall forward.” — May 15, 2011, Philadelphia

Black Speakers on campus – Bill Cosby

Words of wisdom: “I want you all to feel that the responsibility of this revolution is in your heart. We need people to build stores with food, clothing. We need people to go to our farmers, buy things, bring fresh foods back … We need you to stop counting on other people to bring things to your neighborhood.” — May 8, 2011, Hampton, Va.