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.

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