Mavis Staples Receives Honorary Doctorate

Continuing with a long standing tradition of honoring individuals who have made "significant or meritorious contributions" to society, Delta State University conferred an honorary doctorate to Mavis Staples at it's spring commencement on May 5th, 2018. The university cited Mavis' ties to the Delta and her musical and civil rights contributions as the justification for her receiving the honorary degree. Check out her twitter account following for a picture from the ceremony.

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