Rescinded Honorary Degrees

As the founder of Trinity United Church of Christ and then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a well-known figure in the Chicago area. <br> <br>
In 2007, Northwestern University invited Wright to their 2008 commencement ceremony, where he would receive an honorary doctorate in sacred theology. Months before the commencement, <a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/04/wrightstatement.html"> university officials decided to withdraw that invitation</a> amidst <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/01/us/politics/01wright.html?ref=jeremiahawrightjr"> controversial comments</a> on race in America.
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( Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / April 26, 2008 )

As the founder of Trinity United Church of Christ and then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a well-known figure in the Chicago area.

In 2007, Northwestern University invited Wright to their 2008 commencement ceremony, where he would receive an honorary doctorate in sacred theology. Months before the commencement, university officials decided to withdraw that invitation amidst controversial comments on race in America.

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