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The pomp and joy of a HBCU graduation

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Walking across a graduation stage and turning the tassel has not been easy for many Black students, who have traditionally taken longer to graduate than white students. So when you hear 'Pomp and Circumstance" play, it's time to celebrate.

Leoneda Inge reflects on her son's recent college graduation and speaks with Rebecca Stallworth Inge about being celebrated as the oldest graduate at Shaw University in the Class of 2022

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Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.