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This commencement ceremony is only open to students of color

Harvard University will host its first schoolwide graduation ceremony for African-­American students. "Black Commencement 2017" is open to graduate and undergraduate students of color, who will wear African stoles over their gowns. The event is "not about segregation," said student organizer Michael Huggins, but a celebration of "Harvard black excellence and brilliance."