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Order of Exercises

10:00 A.M.

Dr. Barbara L. Carter, Acting President
Presiding

Prelude - Choral III ...  C. Franck

Processional - "Imperial Crown" March .....  W. Walton

Opening Prayer ....  Dr. Ella P. Mitchell
Dean of the Chapel

Hymn - God of Our Fathers .... Warren

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies.
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by thee our lot is cast; 
Be thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay.
Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense; 
Thy true religion in our hearts increase, 
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh they people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day; 
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine, 
And glory, laud and praise be ever thine.

Introduction of Speaker ....  Dr. Barbara L. Carter

Address - "What Am I Here For?" .....  Ms. Lena Horne
Actress/Entertainer

Great Day .... arranged 
The Spelman College Glee Club

Presentation of Candidates and Conferring of Degrees .... Dr. Kathryn Brisbane
Acting Academic Dean

Dr. Barbara L. Carter

Candidates for Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Humane Letters
Lena Horne

Doctor of Humane Letters
Jacob Lawrence

Doctor of Humane Letters
Leontyne Price

Doctor of Humane Letters
Donald M. Stewart

Candidates for Degrees in Course
Candidates for B.A. Degrees
Candidates for B.S. Degrees

Alumnae Induction .... Dr. Ora Anderson, President
National Alumnae Association of Spelman College

Remember Me .... arranged
The Spelman College Glee Club

Remarks .... Attorney Marian Wright Edelman, Chairperson
The Spelman College Board of Trustees

The Spelman Hymn ... Eddie Money Shivery, '34

Spelman, thy name we praise, 
Standards and honor raise.
We'll ever faithful be
Throughout eternity.
May peace with thee abide
And God forever guide
Thy heights supreme and true.
Blessings to you.

Through years of toil and pain
May thy dear walls remain
Beacons of heavenly light,
Undaunted by the fight.
And when life's race is won,
Thy noble work is done,
Oh God, forever bind
Our hearts to thine.

Prayer and Benediction ... Dr. Norman M. Rates, Chairman
Department of Religion

Recessional - Triumphal March from Aida .... G. Verdi

Dr. Roland Allison
Director, Spelman College Glee Club

Dr. Joyce F. Johnson
Spelman College Organist

(The audience is requested to remain seated during the processional and recessional)
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