A poetic, powerful convocation speech from an education grad at Harvard has gone viral in a major way, receiving millions of views and celebrity praise.
In the five-minute speech, Donovan Livingston, who received his Master’s degree in Education, calls for a change in the discipline he graduated from at the Ivy League school. The spoken word speech, called Lift Off, addresses the longstanding challenges faced by African-Americans in obtaining a formal education.
“Education is no equalizer,” he says, challenging the traditional approaches to teaching.
The speech is firmly on its way to going down as one of the most powerful convocation speeches in history., and it’s safe to say this isn’t the last we’ll see of Mr. Livingston.
Check it out for yourself and just try not to get the chills: