Larry Wilmore named Class Day speaker

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Psychology & Sociology

Emmy Award-winning writer, television producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2023 to address graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 24, the day before Harvard’s 372nd Commencement. “We are so excited to welcome Mr. Larry Wilmore as our Class Day speaker,” said Athena Ye ’23, first marshal and co-chair of the speaker selection committee. “From his early days acting to his work producing and writing some of the most popular and influential TV shows of our generation, his voice in the media has made a lasting impact by challenging traditional ideas of race and politics through his prowess in comedy.” “It’s an absolute honor to be invited by the Class of 2023 to speak,” Wilmore said. “This is a pivotal moment in their lives, and it’s a joy to be able to share whatever wisdom I can and...

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