Winfrey gets South African honorary doctorate

June 24, 2011 4:59:40 PM PDT
Oprah Winfrey received an honorary doctorate from a university in South Africa with a history of troubled race relations

Winfrey wiped away a tear as the University of the Free State presented her with the doctorate.

In 2006, four students at the school made an offensive video expressing opposition to integrating what had been a historically white school. The university's first black rector was appointed in 2009 and has been widely credited for bringing change to the school.