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Joy Reid Black Graduation 2021

MSNBC anchor Joy M. Reid ’90, the keynote speaker at this year's Black Graduation, encouraged graduates in the audience to reflect on the “true value” of their degrees.

Ruth J. Simmons Commencement Address

In the ceremony’s principal address, Ruth J. Simmons, the president of Prairie View A&M University, drew on the story of her segregated upbringing in Houston and called on Harvard and its graduates “to be a force for inclusion.”

Jeremy Lin Class Day

‘When I was first asked to speak at Class Day, in true student-athlete fashion, I tried to turn down this extra writing assignment,’ Jeremy Lin ’10 quipped in his Class Day address Wednesday.