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Stevie Wonder to receive honorary doctorate degree from Wayne State University


Iconic Stevie Wonder, is set to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree during the spring 2022 commencement ceremony at Wayne State University in Detroit on May 7.

Stevie Wonder To Receive Honorary Degree From Wayne State University

The school’s website states that Wayne State University will honor Stevie Wonder with an honorary degree at its spring 2022 commencement.


This R&B icon, will be given an honorary doctorate degree for his contributions as an iconic musician and also for his advocacy for civil rights and the disabled community. Wayne State University will honor Stevie Wonder on Saturday at its spring 2022 commencement.


“A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Morris has struggled with visual impairment his entire life. He started his musical career as the child prodigy Little Stevie Wonder. Today, Morris is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, with more than 100 million records sold,” the site reads.


“Morris has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. He led the 18-year effort to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, and his fight against racial injustice continues with his support for Black Lives Matter.”


Wonder has also received honorary degrees from Northwestern University, Yale, and Tulane University.


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