U.S. Sen. Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock D-GA will deliver the keynote address for Morehouse School of Medicine’s 37th commencement exercises at 10 a.m. May 15.
Warnock, who won the Jan. 5 run-off, became Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator and first Black Democratic senator from the South.
“This year, for the first time ever, the ceremony will be held in the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park. The move allows MSM to provide an in-person Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 while enabling friends, family, alumni, and other interested parties to participate live and still adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines on social distancing. All participants and guests will be required to wear facemasks. Last year the pandemic forced MSM to hold an exciting virtual ceremony. This year’s ceremony also will be livestreamed on YouTube,” according to MSM officials.