Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former spiritual adviser to Pres. Obama, accepts invite to speak at Southern University _lowres

Associated Press file photo / Chattanooga times Free Press, Doug Strickland -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a former spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, is slated to speak at Southern University next month.

According to the university, Wright — who has been a lightning rod and controversial figure for Obama critics throughout Obama’s presidency — was invited to give the public speech on campus by College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean William Arp.

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