Students boo and turn backs on Besty DeVos during commencement speech at Bethune Cookman University

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -Education Secretary, Betsy Devos’s commencement address at a historically black college, Buthune – Cookman University in Florida was mired in audience disruptions on Wednesday.

A large part of the student body stood up and turned their backs on Devos as she started to speak, and they booed and tried to shout her down.

The disruptions got so loud a school administrator interrupted her and chided the crowd.

There was also a disruption when she said she would be visiting the grave site of university founder, Mary Mcleod Bethune.

Peaceful protests against Devos’ appearance began last week.

Among the gripes, her now-rescinded statement that founders of historically black colleges and universities were “real pioneers” of school choice.

Devos walked back her comments, conceding the schools were born of racism.

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