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King graduates from Crozer; delivers valedictory address

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May 6, 1951 to May 8, 1951

King, Jr., graduates from Crozer with a bachelor of divinity degree, delivering the valedictory address at commencement. He receives both the Pearl Plafker Memorial Award as the graduating student who, “in the judgment of the faculty, has been the outstanding member of his class during his course in the seminary,” and the J. Lewis Crozer Fellowship, which provides $1,200 toward graduate school.