She’s to address the graduating senior class of 2018 as the part of the annual day celebration on May 28
Distinguished Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been selected as Havard College’s speaker for the Class of 2018. She’s to address the graduating seniors as the part of the annual day celebration on May 28, a day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement. The announcement was made on the Havard Gazette by the selection committee.
One of the co-chair said, “We are honored to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as our Class Day speaker. Her eloquence and perspective as a writer and public speaker have inspired audiences to look beyond stereotypes and social norms to recognize our common humanity. In her captivating TED talks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie urges us to better understand one another’s stories and to plan for ‘a world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. This is a powerful message for our class to hear as we reflect on our time at Harvard and prepare to write the next chapter of our stories,” said Jerry Nelluvelil, co-chair of the speaker selection committee.”
The last time Havard Senior Class committee invited a guest speaker was in 1968.The first invited guest was Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination. His widowed wife, Coretta Scott King delivered the speech in his absence. Coretta became the first woman to give a Class Day address at Havard. Since that time, the speakers have invited spanned through politics, social activism, journalism, film, comedy, and many more.
Chimamanda who is known for . great speeches and literature would grace the event on May 28. Photo Credit: Getty