Who knew when a little bundle of love was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN that she'd one day become the Queen of Soul??
She'd also become an honorary graduate from Princeton University with a doctorate!
It's true! Aretha Franklin was one of the six people to receive an honorary degree from the Ivy League university.
Stephen Oxman, the university's orator and trustee, presented the honor with great enthusiasm:
"With her singular Amazing Grace, she continues to traverse musical bridges over troubled water, and by reminding us to think, do right and call on her, the Queen of Soul will forever command the world's R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
WERK. IT. GURL.
We're so proud of her. With as much as she knows about music and the industry, she definitely deserves a doctorate from the college, that's for sure!
These will go great with the ones she received from Berklee College of Music and Yale University! Ha!
[Image via AP Images.]
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