Donna Brazile speaks at lecture series

By Malik Henry

Donna Brazile signs a book at the LU Presidential Lecture Series event. March 21, 2019. (Photo by Malik Henry)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – LU President Dr. Jerald Woolfolk on Thursday was host to the second Presidential Lecture Series event held in the Scruggs University Center Ballroom. The series welcomed a very popular political figure and TV commentator.

Donna Brazile, a well-known political strategist, campaign manager, and author was the featured guest of the night. She spoke about her stint as head of the Democratic National Committee, working on CNN, and her recent decision to become a FOX news contributor. Brazile, a native of Louisiana, is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

Brazile became the first African-American woman to head a presidential campaign when hired by Democrat Al Gore during the 2000 race against George W. Bush – the one decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The lecture series are focused on preparing students to reshape the American society as the future leaders of tomorrow by listening and receiving valuable tools from well-known scholars, entertainers, politicians, authors, motivational speakers, and activists. 

Brazile is a firm believer in civic responsibility and education.

“Think about serving on a national level,”said Brazile. “This is your time. Why you? Because there’s no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow’s not soon enough.”

Donna Brazil, center, with LU President Woolfolk, right, at the Presidential Lecture Series event held on the LU campus March 21, 2019. (Photo by Malik Henry)

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