Bay Path College Commencement

Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged… read more

Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged in Long Beach, CA. She made her students write stories about themselves, focusing on their perspectives of literature and the greater society around them. Her unconventional methods led to the movie Freedom Writers. She talked about her experiences in teaching these students and the stories that the students had from growing up in poverty.

Prior to delivering her speech, she was awarded an honorary doctorate.  close

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Bay Path College Commencement

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Program ID:
286420-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 9, 2009

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  • May 31, 2009 | 12:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 08, 2009 | 7:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2009 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2009 | 4:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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