Boston University announced Thursday that Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis will give the school’s 2018 commencement speech.
The address will be given during the graduation ceremony on May 20 at Nickerson Field, according to the university. The 78-year-old Democrat from Georgia will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws.
Bonnie Hammer, chair of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, was the commencement speaker for the university in 2017.
Lewis is also serving as the speaker for Harvard’s commencement on May 24.