Elon University / Today at Elon / Class of 2022 celebrates African roots at sixth annual Donning of the Kente ceremony

Written by on May 21, 2022

Black students in the Class of 2022 were honored in the annual cultural ceremony.

Illuminated with red, yellow and green lights – the colors of Pan-Africanism – and filled with the constant rhythm of djembe drums, laughter and applause, Alumni Gym was the scene for the sixth annual Donning of the Kente ceremony at Elon University on Thursday, May 19.

The Donning of the Kente serves as a cultural ceremony that celebrates the achievements of Elon’s Black graduating students who recognize their African roots. The soon-to-be graduates stood in front of their classmates . . .

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