Thursday, January 19, 2012
1983 Commencement speaker
Question forwarded by Bill Sachman at Alumni Affairs, alum wanting to know who speaker was at '83 commencement - the answer is that the primary speaker at the 1983 commencement was Shirley Chisholm, the recently retired Congresswoman; she was the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968, from NY City. She was both the speaker and was here to receive an honorary doctorate. There is a little information on her speech in the Summer '83 AlumNews if the inquirer is interested.