Wednesday, April 22, 2015
THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT (Orangeburg, South Carolina) -- Award-winning actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover will be the speaker at Voorhees College’s 118th commencement convocation. Glover’s performances in such classic motion pictures as “The Color Purple,” “Witness” and “Places in the Heart” have not only showcased his talent and versatility but have also brought him critical and audience acclaim. Honored with awards from the NAACP, BET and SAG, Glover has also received Emmy nominations for his work in television hits such as “Lonesome Dove.” Glover has served as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. He serves as UNICEF ambassador. Glover is a native of San Francisco and a devoted father and grandfather. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and was trained at the Black Actors workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre.