Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile who is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute will serve as the speaker for Morehouse School of Medicine’s 26th commencement exercises.
Founder and managing director of Brazile and Associates, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC, and a New Orleans native, Brazile began her political career at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the playground was installed, igniting a lifelong passion for political progress.
Four decades and innumerable state and local campaigns later, Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign.
MSM will confer an honorary doctor of humane letters upon Brazile. Additionally, Daisy L. Harris, president and CEO of West End Medical Centers Inc. in Atlanta also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters. Walter W. Sullivan Jr., Ph.D., retired vice president of Operations and Planning for MSM will receive an honorary doctor of science.
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