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Former Harlem Drug Dealer Celebrates Columbia University Graduation After Long Road Back From Prison



Columbia GraduationAfter 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class.

David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

“It’s always possible to pursue your dreams,” Norman told the Daily News.

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