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A Commencement Speech that Soared


When master’s candidate Donovan Livingston took the stage to deliver the 2016 Convocation address for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, few could have anticipated its viral reach. Livingston's message that day — the boundless potential that lies within each child, the continuing fight for equity, and the transformative promise of education — retains its power to challenge and elevate. “None of us were meant to be common. We were born to be comets.” Thank you, Donovan.

– Video by Lory Hough and Doug Ray

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