Morehouse Graduate Thanks Incarcerated Uncle for Taking Out Loan to Help Him Finish School


May 31, 2024

He has the support of a strong community around him!

In a heartfelt and inspiring story of the power of community, Darius, recently shared his remarkable journey to graduating from Morehouse College. In a tweet that has resonated with many, Darius revealed a key turning point in his senior year. “Last one, but in order to finish my senior year my incarcerated Uncle took a loan out in his name to pay the remainder off of what I couldn’t. Wouldn’t have graduated without him, it really takes a village.” This act of love and sacrifice by his uncle is an example of the impact that family support can have–even under the most challenging circumstances.

Darius’ gratitude and reflections on his journey were further expressed in a heartfelt Instagram post. He began by acknowledging the hardships he faced: “Survived through too many storms to be worried about raindrops. Family we did it. So many losses throughout this process, it felt unreal to be there. Thank you God.”


Expressing deep appreciation also for his alma mater, he wrote: “To Morehouse, thank you for changing my life. Thank you for the battle, thank you for the resilience you strengthened me with, thank you for the Professors, Staff, Students, Janitors, Cooking Ladies that always had a way to help me out or give words of advice.” He specifically mentioned Dr. White, Ms. Carlos, Dr. Meeks, Dr. Smith, Dr. Young, Ms. Hadnot, and Dr. Kamuche for believing in him even before he believed in himself.

Darius also extended his gratitude to his family and friends, highlighting their role in his journey. “If I could give the world to each of you all who supported me throughout this I would. I never imagined me having a degree, but my village knew more than I did. Thank you for instilling the confidence and ambition to want more for myself.”


Reflecting on the emotional and arduous journey, Darius shared, “I done cried so many times for this, so many times. It’s a lot more that went into getting this, but I am humbly grateful for everything I went through.”

Darius’ story culminates in a proud declaration: “Signing out, Your newest Morehouse Man. B.A. Business Administration, Marketing, Class of 2024.” His journey is the power of epitome of collective work and responsibility in the community–and we love to see it!

Cover photo: Morehouse Graduate Thanks Incarcerated Uncle for Taking Out Loan to Help Him Finish School / Credit: X via @DMacBlast


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