Did You Know About These Famous HBCU Grads?

November 2, 2012  |  

From Black Voices

Many of pop culture’s biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and knowledge gained at university.

It should come as no surprise, then, that quite a number of today’s black leaders — actors, singers, authors and political figures — all share a common bond: as fellow HBCU alumni.

From Florida A&M to Howard, Spelman to Morehouse, here are some of the most famous contemporary faces to come out of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (aka “Common,” and formerly “Common Sense”) attended Florida A&M University earning a degree in business administration before some recognition by The Source magazine propelled his career into rap and acting.

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