Renowned playwright, award-winning filmmaker and author David E. Talbert, of the Class of 1989, appeals to Morgan's Class of 2022 to strive toward excellence and being their best, stating "Fear is your friend, it challenges you to be that much better today than you were yesterday." In addition to providing the keynote, Talbert also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree for his artistic contribution to the performing arts, stage and cinema.
Outstanding Achievers Highlight Morgan State University’s 145th Spring Commencement
Civil Rights Activist, Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Receive Honorary Degree from Morgan State
Morgan State will honor former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick with an honorary degree during Saturday’s spring commencement ceremony.
It has been five and a half years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for taking a knee during the national anthem before a game against the San Diego Chargers to protest police brutality and racial inequity. Kaepernick’s relentless work—and the efforts of two other “Vanguards of Social Justice and the African-American Experience,” David Burton and David Talbert—are being recognized by Morgan State University at its spring commencement ceremonies.