6 Academy Award attendees who attended MSIs

by Will Ndeh Anyu

1) Taraji P. Henson: North Carolina A&T State University (HBCU)—Greensboro, CC / Howard University (HBCU)—Washington, DC

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Henson starred in “Hidden Figures,” which was nominated for Best Picture. Prior to starting her acting career, she attended North Carolina A&T before transferring to Howard University.

2) Mykelti Williamson: Los Angeles City College (AANAPISI/HSI)—Los Angeles, CA

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Williamson starred in “Fences,” which is nominated for Best Picture. Mykelti is also a proud alumnus of Los Angeles City College.

3) Stephen Henderson: Lincoln University (HBCU)—Jefferson City, MO

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Henderson, who also starred in “Fences” is a proud alumnus Lincoln University in Missouri.

4) Javon Adepo: Bowie State University (HBCU)—Bowie, MD

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Adepo, who plays Cory, the son of Troy—played by Denzel Washington—in the movie “Fences,” is a proud alumnus of Bowie State University.

5) Bradford Young: Howard University (HBCU)—Washington, DC

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Howard University’s own Bradford Young was nominated for Cinematography for “Moonlight.”

6) Samuel L. Jackson: Morehouse College (HBCU)—Atlanta, GA

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Jackson, who starred in the new documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro” which was nominated for Best Documentary, attended Morehouse College.

Want to share more Academy Award attendees who also attended a Minority Serving Institution? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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