How Spelman College Helped Shape These Empowered Black Women

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2021 Spelman College Commencement

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In this interview, brought to you by FOX’s new show, Our Kind of People, the McFarlin family, sisters Aaronette, Arneida, and mom Dr. Murdell, discuss how attending Spelman College shaped them as professionals, mothers, and community leaders.

Spelman, a historically Black women’s college, has offered a nurturing and empowering environment for young Black women since 1881. Sisterhood and Black excellence are some of the foundational elements of Spelman college and have helped these women become the strong, empowered individuals they are today.

Dr. Murdell encourages all young Black adults of college age to consider an HBCU so they can gain an understanding of who they are, where they’ve come from, and what they need to do to thrive as a Black person in America. That’s what Spelman did for her, and it’s what she hopes it does for others.

Our Kind of People, inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s critically acclaimed book of the same name, is set in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years. From the executive producer of Empire and Star, this addictive drama is a never before seen look at race and class in America, and an unapologetic celebration of black resilience and excellence.

Don’t miss the series premiere of Our Kind of People Tuesday, September 21 at 9/8c on FOX!

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