The president received an honorary degree at Hampton University's commencement Sunday. He told graduates they had a responsibilty to raise the academic performance of African-Americans.
The First Lady spoke at a the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, a college that began as a modest school for black students in 1873.
U.S. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor is awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at Howard's Commencement.
Kenny Gamble, co-creator with Leon Huff of the Philadephia Sound that dominated pop music the 1970s, received an honorary doctorate in music at the Berkelee School of Music in Boston.
The former Congressman and his wife at Howard's commencement. He was the commencement speaker.
The Grammy-winning African singer was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by the Berklee School of Music in Boston
Stella Chukwu, Ayisatou Umari, Remi Ogunsanya, students from Nigeria graduate from Howard's College of Dentistry.
BET co-founder Sheila Johnson and ABC's Robin Roberts at Saturday's commencement exercise.
The former astronaut was scheduled to make the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, a historically-black institution.
Graduates perform their last ritual before joining the real world.
Financier is honored at Howard University commencement.