• Correction: Morehouse Commencement story

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    ATLANTA (AP) - In a story April 21 about Morehouse College's 135th annual commencement exercises, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ceremonies were held Sunday, April 21. They are scheduled for May 19.

    A corrected version of the story is below:

    Morehouse to honor philanthropist Smith, actor Bassett

    Morehouse College's 135th annual commencement exercises will feature an address by investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, as well as other figures in business and the arts

    ATLANTA (AP) - Morehouse College's 135th annual commencement exercises will feature a keynote address by investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, and honors for other figures in business, academia and the arts.

    A release from the university says Academy Award-nominated actor Angela Bassett will be among the honorary degree recipients at the May 19 event.

    Bassett will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees will go to Smith and Edmund W. Gordon, a leading psychologist and a professor emeritus at Yale and Columbia universities.

    Morehouse, a historically black university founded in 1867 in Atlanta enrolls approximately 2,200 students.

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