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Morehouse Men. Class of 2009.

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Yesterday I had an opportunity to experience a Morehouse College graduation ceremony (aka commencement exercise) and I must say- I was touched. It was truly an experience like no other, I’ve attended ceremonies at a few ivy league, art, and engineering schools… but this one was different. It was embedded with jubilant pride, abounding history, and a spirit of unrelenting prominence. Simply stated, it was the ish.
And besides, where else can you see Cicely Tyson, Hank Aaron (theeeeee HANK AARON, yeah the legend in ALL history books probably THE best baseball player of all times! yeaaah thats him), Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Spike Lee, and Cornell West in one place? (Yesss, those living legends were all there- I have pictures!)

One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was when one of the two Valedictorians, Joshua Lamar Harris, spoke– he was outstanding. (the other Valedictorian Anthony Connell Roberts did well too).

The person recording was only able to capture the tail end of his speech because, quite frankly, they (and I) didn’t realize it would end up being so good…. but if any one has the entire thing please email me :)

Morehouse College 2009 Graduation: Valedictorian Speech from The Urban Gentleman.
I love all the ad-libs in the background, so funny!

CONGRATULATIONS to all 2009 Graduates
High School and College!
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