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By Cheryl Stewart, Morgan State University PR Overcast skies endeavored to set the tone, but the joy of achievement recently prevailed at Morgan State University, as 622 candidates received bachelor’s degrees during the 146th undergraduate commencement exercises for the institution, officially deemed a “national treasure” in 2016.& Acclaimed civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin L. Crump gives the keynote address at Morgan State University’s 146th Spring Commencement Exercises. Acclaimed civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin L. Crump gave the keynote address and received an honorary doctor of laws at the ceremony, which was held at Morgan’s Hughes Memorial Stadium. The audience included undergraduate candidates, family members and enthusiastic supporters. A portion of Morgan’s 190 Spring 2023 master’s degree and 38 doctoral degree graduates were also in attendance, however they received their diplomas at separate commencement exercises for the School of Graduate Studies at Morgan’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on May 18.& Members of the Class of 1973, Morgan’s 50th anniversary class, fresh from making a $309,000 gift to the University, led the Class of 2023 into the stadium and took seats of honor on the platform, adorned in golden caps and gowns. In addition to Crump,...