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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