Viola Davis Gets Honorary Degree from Providence College

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by Melissa Silverstein
May 25, 2012 12:28 PM
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Viola Davis received an honorary doctorate degree from Providence College.  She also gave the commencement address.

Great lines:

Your authentic self is constantly trapped under the weight of the most negative forces on this world and it will be an everday battle.

The two most important days are the day you were born and the day you discover why you were born.

Don't try to label or define me because I am not what I was 10 years ago ir 10 minutes ago.  I'm all that and then some.

FYI - You should make sure to watch the whole thing.  There are excerpts at the beginning and then she gets her degree (which is beautiful) and then she gives the full address.


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  • smh | May 25, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    After what was the most powerful speech ever...the look on those faces made me realize that no matter how far we have to go as America. That audience was not diverse. one black girl...OMG!
    I need to buy a house in Rhode Island.

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