On Sunday, May 20th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree from Amherst College during its 197th Commencement exercises, alongside five other individuals:
-Classicist and political theorist Danielle Allen
-Civil rights activist Morris Dees
-Environmental security advocate Sherri Goodman
-Art historian and curator Kellie Jones
-Children’s health advocate Philip J. Landrigan
Each of the six honorees will give a public talk on Saturday, May 19th. The commencement address on May 20th will be delivered by Amherst’s President Biddy Martin.