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    Graduation Day at the Academy | The First Graduating Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

    ladies and gentlemen the class of 2011 so there are many days during these past five years where I asked myself what were you thinking what were you thinking you could build a school eight thousand miles away but you could take girls from townships and rural areas and put them all under one roof with the expectation that you will not only succeed but you will excel what were you thinking I was thinking about this day I was thinking about this day with them walking in triumph across this stage in their white dresses I know that education is the door to freedom so I want to do…

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    Oprah on Taking Responsibility for Your Life | Oprah's Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network

    okay we're here in life class again after last night knowing when you know better you do better we're ready to move on to what I think is another powerful lesson that I started to get when I was a really young girl having been raised by my grandmother and then it's six years old being separated for my grandmother being moved to Milwaukee and suddenly in a foreign environment for myself I remember walking into that new space and recognizing that in many ways I was alone which is a terrible feeling if you're six years old but I have always had the deep understanding for myself that if…

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    Does This Child Preacher Understand the Words He's Yelling? | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

    and I see here it seems like these kids were just regurgitating Bible verses I want to know if you really understand what it is that you are preaching you're not on mics this this students in high school could you maybe give me a Bible verse oh that doesn't make interpret it or something yes you could you preach for us and let us in didn't tell us what it is you mean good yet Duffy could you in your own word yeah yeah whatever you want to do well there's a verse there's a verse yeah go ahead stand up right where you are if you want to…