Lady Jaguars: 10 Famous Women Who Attended Spelman College

September 19, 2012 ‐ By Jasmine Berry

Spelman College, a historically black women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia is the crème de la crème. With a host of illustrious alumni, Spelman has been ranked number one for five consecutive years on the list of top HBCUs. Here are a few famous ladies who have Spelman College listed on their resumes.

Alice Walker

Most of us know her as the author who wrote The Color Purple; but before fame,  she was awarded a scholarship to Spelman in 1961. During her tenure there, the author became an activist in Civil Rights movements in the state of Georgia. It is said that officials at the college weren’t supportive of her stance, and in 1963, she left Spelman for Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

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  • spelmanite12

    *spelman hand*

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  • gg

    Why they can’t put all the pics on a grid so we see all 10 at once! lol

  • It’s so wonderful to see African American females flourish in their respective endeavors. A special shout out to my soror, Sister Esther Rolle!

  • Carla

    I’m still waiting on the Sigma Gamma Rho Women you done skipped all the way to women who went to Spelman!

  • Candace

    Yep I’m excited to be among the number. May God forever bind!

  • so proud to among such a legacy of great and strong women! My SPELMAN SISTERS!!!

  • Huny

    Shouts to all my Spelman Sisters! There are so many more famous Spelmanites. Good list, though. I must mention Marian Wright Edelman, President Children’s Defense Fund (rec’d Juris Doctor from Yale Law). Christine King Farris, Martin’s sister, is an alumna and current staff member. So many great Spelman memories. Proud to be an alumna!

  • Sas

    I’m so proud to be in line with so many amazing women! Go my Spelman Sisters!

  • Ajokid

    Way to go my Spelman Sisters!!!