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J K Rowlings’ Harvard Commencement Speech: Imagination is Your Freedom

A cute fact to point out is that right before the speech, some members of Harvard’s class of 1936 paid tribute to Rowling by carrying brooms during thier alumni procession.

View the transcript of her speech here.

Who is J K Rowling?

Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. You can learn more about her on her website,

Video by Harvard Magazine

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