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Angela Bassett Gives Commencement Speech At Spelman College

ATLANTA - Spelman College announced the distinguished guests for its 137th Commencement Ceremony, which was scheduled for May 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC).

Acclaimed actress, director, and executive producer Angela Bassett will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Bassett's illustrious career includes iconic performances in films such as "Malcolm X," "Waiting to Exhale," and "Black Panther." She is also known for her role as Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and as the star of the hit drama "9-1-1.

In addition to Bassett, trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wasl be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Justice Jackson, known for her extensive legal career and recent appointment to the Supreme Court, has dedicated her life to justice and equality.

“There will be times when you may feel like the unnamed Black women, this is especially true when you come across people in your work place and in your community, and your own home, who may not see your full humanity and all of your glory. But it’s in those moments that I want you to remember who you are, raise your head and embody the queen that you have been prepared to be”, says Bassett.

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