It's graduation season! Congrats to the Class of 2011! For many historically black colleges and universities across the country, both current students and alums look forward to graduation weekend. Commencement is a long-awaited event for new graduates, but it is also a time for alumni to return to campus and celebrate, too. As we salute the recent graduates of the Class of 2011, here is a look at some of the most famed people in entertainment and politics who went to or received degrees from HBCUs.



It's graduation season! Congrats to the Class of 2011!

For many historically black colleges and universities across the country, both current students and alums look forward to graduation weekend. Commencement is a long-awaited event for new graduates, but it is also a time for alumni to return to campus and celebrate, too.

As we salute the recent graduates of the Class of 2011, here is a look at some of the most famed people in entertainment and politics who went to or received degrees from HBCUs.