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Rochester school did not let its first black valedictorian speak, but mayor steps in

Jaisaan Lovett of Rochester, N.Y., became the first black valedictorian in his school’s history. As graduation approached, he expected to give a speech at the commencement ceremony for the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men, just as past valedictorians had done, but he was denied the opportunity — until the city's mayor stepped in.