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Degrees deferred

Hundreds of people joined together in Battell Chapel yesterday to celebrate the lives of two accomplished Black ministers who had studied at Yale in the mid-nineteenth century but were not allowed to speak in class or earn credit for their work. Yale's trustees recently conferred honorary Master of Arts degrees on James W. C. Pennington and Alexander Crummell, and today's ceremony featured an academic procession, music, poetry, and readings from the ministers' writings. More about Pennington and Crummell here.

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