Celebrating Black Images of Commencement

by drfelder

There was a time in the United States when Black/African Americans/Africans did not attend colleges and universities nor participate commencement ceremonies.  This week’s blog post celebrates eight (8) photos of commencement focused on Black/African American/African images.  They are a source of great inspiration for graduates all over our country and particularly for historically marginalized students whose experience may often lack the presence of these images.

  1.  Maya Angelou

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2. Oprah Winfrey

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3.  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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4. Ruth Simmons

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5. Michelle Obama

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6. Barack Obama

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7.  Laverne Cox

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8. Denzel Washington

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