'We Are Still Fighting for the Liberation of African People Worldwide': Former Student Danny Glover Keynotes Virginia Union University Commencement

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RICHMOND FREE PRESS (VIRGINIA) -- The actor, whose film credits include the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise and the Oscar-nominated films The Color Purple and Dreamgirls, delivered an impassioned speech centered on the historical struggles of African people here and abroad.

“We are still fighting for the liberation of African people worldwide and economic inclusiveness as a bold new frontier,” Mr. Glover, a graduate of San Francisco State University, told the more than 300 Virginia Union University graduates, family members and friends. “There are more than 200 million African descendants living in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, of which 90 percent live in poverty.”