10 Black Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

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ANGELA BASSETT 	Yale University 	BA, African-American Studies 	Class of ’80   Bassett applied to Yale University in 1973 and was accepted on a scholarship. Spending seven years at the Ivy League institution, with her final three years focused on a post-graduate study in drama, she acquired her most notable roles in film beginning in 1991 when she played Reva Styles in the classic Boyz n the Hood. Since then Bassett has starred in several hit films, including Malcolm X (1992), What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), Waiting to Exhale (1995), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Jumping the Broom (2011).

ANGELA BASSETT Yale University BA, African-American Studies Class of ’80 Bassett applied…

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