Pharrell Williams Speaks at 2019 Valedictory Exercises

Pharrell Williams spoke at UVa’s 2019 Valedictory Exercises as the keynote speaker. Here are the highlights from the Grammy award-winning musician’s address, which celebrated the UVa Class of 2019.

Produced by Kara Peters, Kyra Min, K. Josiah Park, and Matt Newton

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Kara Peters
I am currently a third-year double-majoring in Media Studies and American Studies. I have a passion for reporting, listening to peoples' stories and being a voice to the voiceless. If you would like to contact me regarding any questions, comments, or concerns please email at
Kyra Min
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K. Josiah Park
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Matthew Newton
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