In case you didn’t know Ms. Aretha is a scholar HUNTY!! The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was honored at Harvard University this week and received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at Harvard University’s 2014 commencement.
For the record, Aretha has received honorary doctorates in music from Princeton University, in 2012; Yale University, 2010; the Berklee College of Music, 2006; the New England Conservatory of Music, 1995; and the University of Michigan, 1987. She also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wayne State University in 1990 and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Bethune-Cookman College in 1975.
In addition to receiving her degree, Aretha opened up the ceremonies by singing the national anthem. Of course.
Peep the video to hear Ms. Franklin rip the National Anthem: