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View of Commencement speaker Jesse L. Jackson, administrators and faculty filing through the Memorial Arch from Tappan Square, where the exercises were held. Jackson, walking with Oberlin College President Robert K. Carr, received an honorary…

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Jesse L. Jackson was the Commencement speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree from Oberlin in May 1970, just weeks after the May 4 tragedy. He was the director of Operation Breadbasket for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference since…
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