MSNBC’s Sophia A. Nelson to keynote Grambling State’s Constitution Day Convocation

Campus Welcomes Pulitzer-Prize Nominated National News Commentator and Political Trailblazer

Grambling, LA – Grambling State University announced MSNBC’s Sophia A. Nelson will keynote the Constitution Day Convocation to be held at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on September 17, 2019.

The first African-American woman to serve on the US House of Representatives Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel, Nelson is an on-air journalist, politico, attorney, and media commentator for MSNBC.

“Ms. Nelson’s accomplishments are a great example of the impact we can have in the media and civic engagement,” said President Gallot. “We are honored to have her share with our students.”

In 2007, Nelson traded her legal practice to become a journalist covering the historic Obama campaign, and went on to serve as JET Magazine’s first White House correspondent, covering the Obama White House 2010-2012. In the years following, Nelson published award-winning columns for Essence Magazine, The Washington Post, and Newsweek’s The Daily Beast.
Sophia A. Nelson is the author of the 2011 Best Non-fiction Pulitzer-nominated book, Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama, a global best-seller titled The Woman Code, and her latest book, E Pluribus One: Reclaiming Our Founders’ Vision for a United America.

A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nelson is a corporate diversity champion award winner (2012). A Pulitzer Prize-nominated author in letters (2011). She was named in 2018 by the UK’s Guardian Magazine, as one of the most influential women leaders in the world. Campus and community members are invited to attend this year’s convocation, themed “Life, Liberty, Freedom, Prosperity.”

Event Information

Who: Grambling State University

What: Constitution Day Convocation

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. (C)

Where: Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, Grambling, LA

Constitution Day Convocation Class Schedule

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Regular Class Time

8:00-9:20 A.M.
9:30-10:50 A.M.
11:00-12:20 P.M.

Adjusted Class Time

8:00-8:50 A.M.

9:00-9:50 A.M.

10:00-10:50 A.M.

Convocation Time
11:00-12:30 P.M.

Resume regular class schedule beginning at 1:00 p.m.