By Patricia McDougall

On May 13, 2023 Howard University held their 155th Commencement Convocation at the Capitol Arena in Washington, D.C. 

President Joseph Biden delivered remarks to the 2023 Howard University students, faculty, staff, family, guest, alumni, dignitaries and more who filled the arena to witness the memorable occasion.  

Honorary doctorate degrees were given to Congressman James E. Clyburn, Martha and Bruce A. Karsh, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Christopher Rowley, A. Eugene Washington and Banaree Pratt Wiley.

Though most students were solely focused on the excitement of commencement day, others used the occasion of a keynote address from the President of the United States to voice their opinions in protest.