Morehouse to Have First White Valedictorian

He spurned Ivies for perspective gained at the black college
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 6:00 PM CDT
This April 1968 photo released by the MLK Jr. National Historic Site, Martin Luther King Jr.'s body is carried to Morehouse College in Atlanta.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – On Sunday, the historically black Morehouse College will graduate its first white valedictorian, the AP reports. Joshua Packwood is graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA and says the recruiter who talked to him about Morehouse didn't initially realize he was white. "I've been forced to see the world in a different perspective, that I don't think I could've gotten anywhere else," Packwood says.