Donning of the Kente: 2018 Commencement Special Ceremony
The Donning of the Kente Ceremony topped off a day of special events. The kente cloth originated in 12th century West Africa in the country of Ghana, when royalty and important figures in Ghanaian society donned the brilliantly colored material during ceremonial events and special occasions. Today, it represents graduates’ pride in their African American heritage, honors their communal struggles and success, and celebrates their academic and personal accomplishments. During the ceremony, a representative from each student’s family and/or friends presented the graduate with a kente cloth stole.
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