A newly minted Ph.D. credits her West Philly mother for her success

Posted on 1/6/2020 12:08:05 PM

“So when (Debonair) Oates-Primus crossed a stage at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this month, earning her doctorate in English literature and criticism and delivering a graduation speech to thunderous applause, it felt wonderful. But the people who knew her best were not surprised.”

—“A newly minted Ph.D. credits her West Philly mother for her success,”
Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 27, 2019