“….inspire those who look up to you to make more of themselves”….”there is no longer any room for excuses”…. “no one will give you anything you have not earned”.
“…cultivate good men, strong men…”
“….you were in a group of high achievers”
“…be sensitive to the wrongs of society”
“…can you find time to defend the powerless?…what broader purpose will your business serve?”
“…be the best husband to your wife, partner of husband….” (received jeers)
The graduating men of Morehouse sat attentively while it rained on them. The image powerfully resonated the absolute mass ‘baptism’ of each of these black men to SERVE their respective communities with the diploma earned.