Stevie Wonder, Bill Cosby Receive Honorary Degrees At Oberlin

Stevie Wonder is honored in France on March 6, 2010 Stevie Wonder is honored in France on March 6, 2010

Stevie Wonder was performing on an electronic keyboard and harmonica before a crowd of about 700 as he and Bill Cosby and Cosby’s wife, Camille, were awarded honorary doctorates at Oberlin College in northeast Ohio.

Motown great Wonder says: “It is exciting to be at this college, the first northern college to accept African-Americans.”

The school with a history of tolerance and activism first accepted black students in the 1830s.

Earlier Friday, Wonder had performed with Oberlin musicians for local school children. Cosby also gave a performance on campus.

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