One of the most legendary musicians of our time is set to be honored into a university based in their home state.
Stevie Wonder's Honorary Degree
REVOLT reports that Stevie Wonder will be receiving an honorary degree from Wayne State University during its spring 2022 commencement on May 7. Along with the music pioneer, four other figures are set to be honored including actor Tim Meadows
“A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Morris has struggled with visual impairment his entire life. He started his musical career as the child prodigy Little Stevie Wonder. Today, Morris is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, with more than 100 million records sold,” Wayne State University’s site reads, according to REVOLT.
It continued: “Morris has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. He led the 18-year effort to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, and his fight against racial injustice continues with his support for Black Lives Matter.”
Prior Degrees And Education
Prior to Wonder receiving his honorary degree from Wayne State University, he has a few others from Northwestern University, Yale, and Tulane University, per the outlet.
The music vet didn’t attend college, but according to Lansing State Journal he graduated from the Michigan School for the Blind where he studied classical piano.
Georgia State University Honors Ludacris
As previously reported by AfroTech, on May 4 the rapper will be awarded an honorary degree of Science in Music Management at Georgia State University for his philanthropic efforts and commitment to its students.
“MY MOMMA IS SHEDDING REAL TEARS,” he shared via Instagram. “When I put ‘what’s your fantasy’ out in 2000 I had to choose between leaving school or a career in Music. History has already been made on one front and NOW it’s about to be made on ANOTHER. Everything comes full circle. THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME. THANK YOU GA STATE.”