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Obama to Howard Graduates: Profound Changes Lie Ahead for Nation's Economy, Society

Obama's spokesman says the president's remarks will acknowledge the "unique opportunity" the graduates had to attend one of the finest historically black colleges and universities in the country.

US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya on November 16, 2015. Obama said on November 16 the United States had no precise intelligence warning of the Paris bombing and shooting attacks that have been claimed by Islamic State group jihadists. The United States has agreed to speed up its sharing of military intelligence with France to try to avert such assaults, the US leader added in a news conference after a summit in Turkey. AFP PHOTO /OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is advising Howard University graduates that profound changes lie ahead for the nation's economy and society.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at Howard University's commencement Saturday.

Obama's spokesman says the president's remarks will acknowledge the "unique opportunity" the graduates had to attend one of the finest historically black colleges and universities in the country. Obama also will observe that the graduates are entering an economy and society that's undergoing profound changes.

The speech at Howard is the first of three commencement addresses Obama has scheduled this season.

The others are May 15 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and June 2 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The speeches are Obama's final commencement addresses as president.

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