Danny Glover to deliver commencement address at VUU

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 04: Danny Glover attends the 17th Annual A Great Night In Harlem at The Apollo Theater on April 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Actor Danny Glover will deliver the 120th commencement address at Virginia Union University next month.

Glover, an award-winning actor, producer and humanitarian, will also receive an honorary degree for his work in the performing arts and his work as an outspoken advocate for human rights.

VUU’s commencement will be held May 11 at Hovey Field.

Glover’s film credits include the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and Oscar-nominate films, “The Color Purple” and “Dreamgirls.”

Glover served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998 to 2004. He focused on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Glover currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador. His philanthropic efforts have won him several honors, including the “Pioneer Award” from the National Civil Rights Museum.

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