WWLTV - First Lady Michelle Obama delivers Dillard commencement
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Antwan Harris / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS -- First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at Dillard University's commencement charging students to continue their education.
"Today I stand before a sea of young geniuses. We are the lucky ones. We can't forget that we didn't get here today on our own. We got here because of so many people who toiled and sweat and bled for us."
The First Lady delivered the speech before a packed Lakefront Arena.
It was the secondary place to hold the ceremony after heavy rains soaked the campus yard.
She touched on several issues such as slow-rising black graduation rates and the situation in Nigeria where more than 200 young girls are missing.
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