Bethune-Cookman Honors Anti-Lynching Activists at Record-Breaking Commencement

Bethune-Cookman University set a new record for fall graduates at last week’s commencement ceremony, awarding degrees to more than 240 new Wildcat alumni. 

The record-breaking fall class was highlighted by honorary doctoral degree recipients Harry and Harriette Moore, who were honored posthumously for groundbreaking activism in anti-lynching and voting rights advocacy throughout the state of Florida

BCU also awarded honorary degrees to former Walt Disney World executive Bob Billingslea, who spent more than 40 years as a liaison between the entertainment conglomerate and minority communities and interest groups. 

Former SeaWorld Orlando President and Bethune-Cookman Trustee Terry Prather keynoted the ceremony.


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  1. This is awesome, I always have loved BCCU back in the days we used to hang at BCCU during spring fest and hit the beach. Awesome time and great campus.

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