On May 23, the prestigious university will hold an individual ceremony for black graduate students, according to a report by The Root. The ceremony, which took a year to plan, celebrates "fellowship" not "segregation," Michael Huggins, a graduate student that will receive his master's of public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School this month, told The Root.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Michael Huggins told the online publication. “It’s an event where we can see each other and our parents and family can see us as a collective, whole group. A community.”