Howard University Commencement Address

Sharon Pratt Dixon, first term mayor of Washington, DC and alumnus of Howard University, delivered the commencement address to the 1991… read more

Sharon Pratt Dixon, first term mayor of Washington, DC and alumnus of Howard University, delivered the commencement address to the 1991 graduates of Howard University in Washington, DC. Following the student speaker, a hymn, and the awarding of the honorary degrees, Ms. Dixon was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In her commencement address, Ms. Dixon discussed several issues relating to minorities' status in the U.S. She called for African-Americans to claim their equal portion of political and economic power in America, and said blacks have made greater strides in political and economic power than any other ethnic group in history. She told the class of 1991 to educate all African-Americans to take their rightful place in the expanding economic marketplace. close

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Howard University Commencement Address

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Program ID:
17935-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 12, 1991
Last Aired:
May 14, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 12, 1991 | 6:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 1991 | 4:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 1991 | 2:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 1991 | 2:20am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 14, 1991 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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