Charlayne Hunter-Gault Speaks at Commencement

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a civil rights activist and journalist, speaks at Wheaton’s 170th Commencement and is awarded an honorary degree. In her journalism and books, Hunter-Gault addresses issues of geopolitics and race. In her speech, Hunter-Gault encourages the Class of 2005 to find their “prize”—for her, it’s been “embarking on Zora Neale Hurston’s great journey to the horizon in search of people and finding them–seeing them and portraying them in ways that are recognizable to themselves.”