By Kurt Campbell Kurt@newsroom.gy
Guyana (News Room) – Tears flowed, voices cracked, and altogether, it was a moment of piloerection for thousands of Guyanese as 29-year-old UK-based Guyanese actress Letitia Wright was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Letters (honorary) in her home country.
The highlight of the extraordinary convocation ceremony at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus on Wednesday was Wright sharing insights of how she broke through barriers and scaled to her accomplishments at such a young age.
“I always waited for my time,” she said in her acceptance speech themed by a message of humility and the results of trusting God for exaltation.
In addition to receiving her paper certificate and being apparelled in the honorary doctoral robe, Wright was adorned throughout the morning’s proceedings with words fitting of her accomplishment and character.
Actress extraordinaire, doyen of the screen, student and exponent of the art of film, stage actress intellectual and cultural ambassador – Letitia is respected as a Guyanese who is an exemplar of the international motion picture industry who just starred as the Black Panther – a fictional character – in the movie Wakanda Forever.
It’s an elevation from her original role as Shuri, the sister of the late Chadwick Boseman who first starred as the Black Panther.