Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Deliver Passionate Commencement Speech

News   Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Deliver Passionate Commencement Speech The Hamilton creator and star also received an honorary doctorate from University of Pennsylvania.
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Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda received an Honorary Doctor of Arts and was also a commencement speaker May 16 at the University of Pennsylvania's graduation ceremony.

The Pulitzer Prize winner told the graduates, "Your stories are essential," adding, "In a year when politicians traffic it in anti-immigrant rhetoric, there is also a Broadway musical reminding us that a broke, orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system, a story that reminds us that since the beginning of the great, unfinished symphony that is our American experiment, time and time again, immigrants get the job done."

Watch Miranda's speech below:

Watch the entire ceremony, including Miranda receiving his honorary doctorate, below:

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