Famous Graduates from the 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans

ESSENCE partnered with Money Magazine's list of the 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans includes colleges and universities with celebrity alumni. See which famous names graduated from the most prominent schools in the country.

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ESSENCE partnered with Money Magazine's list of the 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans includes colleges and universities with famous alumni. See which famous names attended the most outstanding schools in the nation.

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First Lady Michelle Obama graduated from Princeton University, #1 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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BET founder Robert L. Johnson attended Princeton University, #1 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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DuBois graduated from Harvard University, #2 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Jones graduated from Harvard University, #2 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star graduated from Harvard University, #2 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Hill graduated from Duke Univeristy, #3 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Jemison graduated from Cornell University, #4 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Packer graduated from Florida A&M University, #5 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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The Grammy-winning singer graduated from Florida A&M University, #5 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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The Cosby Show alum graduated from Spelman College, #6 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Walker graduated from Spelman College, #6 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Legend graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, #7 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Lathan graduated from Yale University, #8 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Bassett graduated from Yale University, #8 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Terrence J. graduated from North Carolina A&T University, #9 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Ealy graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, #10 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Mya attended the University of Maryland, College Park, #10 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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King graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, #10 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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President Obama graduated from Columbia University—#11 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans—in 1983.

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Former NBA player John Salley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, #12 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Barbershop director Malcolm D. Lee graduated from Georgetown University, #13 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Singer Amerie graduated from the Georgetown University, #13 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Braxton attended Bowie State University, #16 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Like her sister Toni, Towanda Braxton also attended Bowie State University, #16 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Blind Spot actor Rob Brown graduated from Amherst College, #19 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor James Avery graduated from Virginia State University, #20 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Former NBA star and actor Rick Fox graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, #22 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Actor and author Hill Harper graduated from Brown University, #25 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Actress and model Yaya DaCosta graduated from Brown University, #25 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Rossgraduated from Brown University, #25 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Actress Aisha Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College, #27 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Actor Brian J. White graduated from Dartmouth College, #27 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Shonda Rhimes graduated from Dartmouth College, #27 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Actor Sean Patrick Thomas graduated from the University of Virginia, #29 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Reigning NBA MVP and champion Steph Curry went to Davidson, #27 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers graduated from Alcorn State University, #32 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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The Roots author Alex Haley graduated from Elizabeth City State University, #37 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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Comedienne and The Real graduated from Prarie View A&M University, #38 on ESSENCE and Money's list of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans.

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