I had the honor of being invited to the graduation commencement at Howard University. My dear friend, Julieanna Richardson was awarded and honorary Doctor of Humanities. She has The HistoryMakers, an archive of the oral histories of African Americans. Her program is second only to Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation that collects oral histories of Jewish Americans.
The other recipients were John Legend, Chris Matthews and Isabel Wilkerson. The event was wonderful and the day clear and bright. The 2,500 other graduates filled the yard as well as professors at the University. The speeches were so well done, tears were flowing often at poignant moments.
We are all so proud of Julieanna.