Sunday, June 1, 2014

Harvard Honors & Respects Aretha Franklin
















Aretha Franklin has racked up more than a few superlatives in her incredible career: The Queen of Soul, Rolling Stone's Greatest Singer of All Time, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Kennedy Center honoree. Now add "Harvard graduate" to that list. Franklin received an honorary degree during the prestigious Ivy League university's commencement Thursday May 29, 2014. MORE HERE & HERE

She sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Harvard ceremony: a traditional black graduation cap with a crimson gown. Franklin herself played the piano for the soulful rendition of our National Anthem. Watch it HERE

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