Watch the Graduation Speech Harvard Calls 'The Most Powerful' You'll Ever Hear

Donovan Livingston, a master's candidate at Harvard University, was selected to speak at the school's convocation Wednesday. After he performed his poem titled "Lift Off," Livingston's speech went viral, with over 5 million tuning in.
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