Some of your favorite artists and entrepreneurs also attended HBCUs, and below is a list of celebs you may not have known about, including Oprah Winfrey. She attended Tennessee State University on a full scholarship and majored in speech communications and performing arts.
The Queen of Neo-Soul, Erykah Badu, has blessed us countless classics such as “On & On” and “Bag Lady”. With her hits touching on life’s toughest subjects, Badu knows how to make her alma mater proud. She attended Grambling University with an emphasis in performing arts.
Samuel L. Jackson is a proud alumni of the 1972 class at Morehouse College. From his big break in the early 1990’s with hits such as “Jungle Fever,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Pulp Fiction,” the actor continues to impress Hollywood with his box office success.
Keisha Knight Pulliam is an alumni of Spelman College. Prior to pursuing a higher education, young Keisha was being praised for her adorable role on “The Cosby Show,” which earned her an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.’ Pulliam was a superstar before her pursuit of a degree in sociology, and she’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta
Rapper/actor Common hustled his way through Hollywood with his business administration degree. The Chicago native attended school in Florida at A&M University. Did we mention he entered on a full scholarship?
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