John Legend put an exclamation mark to Delaware State University’s Black History Month events with an evening of his insightful thoughts on education and the duty of graduates to effect positive change, and of course, a mini-concert of his incomparable soulful music.
Mr. Legend spoke and sang to a nearly full Memorial Hall Gymnasium on Feb. 27 during a 90-minute event attended by folks from both the DSU community and the surrounding Greater Dover area.
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Mr. Legend arrived on campus at about 5:15 p.m. and after granting an interview with DSU Hornet, he was taken to the President’s Residence where a reception was being held. There he met DSU’s First Family, members of the DSU Board of Trustees, administrators and student leaders.
During the 7 p.m. main event, Mr. Legend talked about the country’s need to make education equality a priority. He noted the new generations of college graduates have a great responsibility to make positive change in the world.
“DSU graduates are empowered to be great leaders; you are equipped to succeed,” Mr. Legend said. “Use your education to seek the truth. I urge you to embrace your autonomy and power to make a positive impact on the world.”