Aretha Franklin to Receive Honorary Degree

Recording artist Aretha Franklin will receive an honorary degree from Case Western Reserve University on November 5.  Franklin will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters commending her 40 years of work in the music industry as well as for her advocacy of civil rights.

Franklin, a native Memphis who grew up in Detroit, has won 18 Grammy Awards. She has sold more than 75 million records and has had 45 Top Forty hits.

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