Bill Cosby urges Paul Quinn grads to press for civil rights

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Posted on May 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Updated Sunday, May 5 at 7:06 PM

DALLAS — The graduating class at Paul Quinn College received a special gift on Saturday: A commencement speech from legendary humorist Bill Cosby.

Cosby, 75, told the students that striving for excellence doesn't end with a diploma... in fact, it is only beginning

"You are in the middle of the civil rights movement, because it is not anywhere near done," Cosby said. "As you see, being able to sip a cup of coffee or ride the bus hasn't done much. It's on us now. What are we doing? Speak up!"

Wearing a blue "PQC" baseball cap with a tassel, Cosby also gave the graduates of the historically black college a bit of a history lesson, reminding them that their big day was made possible because of the struggles of the generations who preceded them.

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