Fiskite Alma J. Powell Gives Commencement Address at Kentucky State University
May 11, 2010 by fiskpr
Fiskite Alma J. Powell gave the 2010 commencement address at Kentucky State University. Powell, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Fisk and her graduate degree at Emerson College in Boston, shared that her mother, Mildred Bell Johnson, matriculated and was a graduate of Kentucky State University in 1926. After graduating, Johnson moved to Birmingham, Alabama and founded the first daycare there for African-American children.
Powell recieved an honorary degree during the ceremony and urged graduates to carry Kentucky State’s mission of providing opportunities for education for persons among underrepresented populations.
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