Va. governor receives honorary doctorate from Capitol 0) College
Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, cited for his efforts to remove racial barriers in government and education, received an honorary doctorate during graduation ceremonies at Capitol College in Laurel.
In his commencement address, Mr. Wilder underlined the importance of providing an opportunity for all Americans,
regardless of race or sex, to attend college.
He said the nation's survival depends on moving away from the old practice of reserving education for an elite few.
Mr. Wilder, who was the nation's first black governor and Virginia's first black state senator and lieutenant governor, earned his law degree at Howard University in Washington because the University of Virginia did not accept black students in the 1950s.
Approximately 160 students received associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees during graduation exercises at the small Laurel engineering college.
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