Aretha Takes Harvard to Church with National Anthem; Receives Honorary Doctorate (Watch)

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    You can now call her “Dr. Queen of Soul”…again. Aretha Franklin and seven other distinguished guests received honorary degrees from Harvard University on Thursday during its 363rd commencement ceremony. The legendary singer, 72, accompanied herself on piano to perform a gospel-flavored rendition of the national anthem that had people cheering. Watch below. Franklin received an honorary doctor of […]

     

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    You can now call her “Dr. Queen of Soul”…again.

    Aretha Franklin and <a href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/05/eight-to-receive-honorary-degrees/" target="_blank">seven other distinguished guests</a> received honorary degrees from Harvard University on Thursday during its 363rd commencement ceremony.

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    The legendary singer, 72, accompanied herself on piano to perform a gospel-flavored rendition of the national anthem that had people cheering.

    Watch below.


    Franklin received an honorary doctor of arts degree during the ceremony, adding to her growing collection. Earlier this month, she picked one up from New York University. [<em>See pic below</em>.]

     

    Former president George H.W. Bush and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg each received doctor of laws degrees from Harvard.

    Also, an honorary doctor of letters degree was given to Latin author Isabel Allende.

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