Morehouse to Have First White Valedictorian

He spurned Ivies for perspective gained at the black college
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 6:00 PM CDT
Morehouse to Have First White Valedictorian
This April 1968 photo released by the MLK Jr. National Historic Site, Martin Luther King Jr.'s body is carried to Morehouse College in Atlanta.   (AP Photo)

On Sunday, the historically black Morehouse College will graduate its first white valedictorian, the AP reports. Joshua Packwood is graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA and says the recruiter who talked to him about Morehouse didn't initially realize he was white. "I've been forced to see the world in a different perspective, that I don't think I could've gotten anywhere else," Packwood says. (More Morehouse College stories.)

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