“…Since the beginning of the great, unfinished symphony that is our American experiment, time and time again, immigrants get the job done.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, delivered a commencement speech on Monday at the University of Pennsylvania.
Miranda is a Grammy, Tony, and Pultizer Prize-winning musical genius. His past works include In the Heights and Hamilton, the latter which is a hip-hop musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. He was honored on Monday with an honorary Doctor of Arts.
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« I know that many of you made miracles happen to get to this day. I know that parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and family behind you made miracles happen to be here. »
« I know because my family made miracles happen for me to be standing here talking to you, telling stories. Your stories are essential. »