Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Harvard Degree, Performs Rendition of National Anthem
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.31.2014
Watch Franklin's performance at the ceremony...
Earlier this week, Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree at the Harvard University 2014 Commencement. She opened the ceremony with a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." You can watch a video of her performance below.
Billboard reports that Franklin was named as an honorary doctor of arts. Former President George H.W. Bush and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg also received honorary degrees at the same ceremony.