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At 70, Political Science Doctoral Student Graduates from Howard

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WASHINGTON – As a native of South Carolina, Joseph M. Grant recalls the memory of living through segregation and surviving to thrive throughout his higher education journey and career. Now, at age 70, he is proud to be graduating from Howard University as part of the Class of 2021 with his doctorate in political science with a focus on American government and Black politics. Joseph M Grant Photo “I always wanted to go to Howard; literally all my life. This is my first HBCU experience,” said Grant, who always wanted to study political science and teach. “When I graduated high school, there was a big move to integrate, and because they needed Black students and I needed the money, it was an easy decision to go to those schools. I was determined [as I got older] that when my children were in college, they would go to an HBCU.”

He began his doctoral journey in 2015, when he was 65 years old, with some initial hesitation. Eventually, he took the leap, gave up everything and moved from South Carolina to Washington, D.C. “God just worked it […]

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