The Queen of Soul Adds Dr. To Her Resume


Image: Getty Images/Paul Marotta

Image: Getty Images/Paul Marotta

Yesterday, May 29th, Aretha Franklin joined the growing list of black celebrities showing their intellectual sides when she was honored at THE Harvard University with a Doctor of Arts degree.

In addition┬áto her 31 musical awards, this honorary degree is her 8th, as she’s also been honored with degrees from the likes of Princeton University, Yale University, Berkley College of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Bethune-Cookman College.

The queen received her degree as only she could, providing the graduates with the best rendition of  the national anthem they will EVER here.

Go Aretha!