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Anthony Anderson Graduates From Howard University

By Oreoritse Tariemi
09 May 2022   |   10:04 am
Former Black-ish star Anthony Anderson took to social media to celebrate his graduation from Howard University over the weekend.  The actor shared the exciting moment, which he described as a "full circle moment" that was "30 years in the making", in a post on his Instagram account.  Sharing several photos from the big day, one…

US actor Anthony Anderson attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 91st Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 21, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP)

Former Black-ish star Anthony Anderson took to social media to celebrate his graduation from Howard University over the weekend. 

The actor shared the exciting moment, which he described as a “full circle moment” that was “30 years in the making”, in a post on his Instagram account. 

Sharing several photos from the big day, one of which included fellow actor and Howard grad Taraji P. Henson, he wrote, “To quote Biggie, ‘IT WAS ALL A DREAM!'”

“Words can’t begin to describe the emotional roller coaster [sic] I’m on right now. It’s literally been 30 years in the making.”

 

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“This spring I was finally able to complete the work to graduate from Howard University with a BFA degree from the Chadwick A Boseman College of Fine Arts! Yesterday was a full circle moment,” he continued. “It’s never too late! Things happen when they’re supposed to happen!”

Finishing his post, Anderson gave a shoutout to Rashad, Dr Wayne Fredrick, Dean Denise Saunders Thomas and Courtney Bless Long for their help along the way.

“It takes a village. Thank you to my son @hotboynato for inspiring me to return to school to finish my degree after he was accepted into Howard University. This is just the beginning! HU” he concluded.

In a 2018 interview, Anthony Anderson had discussed his plans to go back to college with Jimmy Fallon. 

“I was paying for college myself, and I ran out of money after my junior year,” Anderson explained. “I’ve been speaking to the university… about creating a curriculum that I can take online, and at home, and do some practical classes on campus so I can walk with my son [Nathan] in 2022.”

“So I have four years to finish one year of college,” he added.

His graduation comes weeks after fans said goodbye to his TV character, Dre Johnson, as ABC series Black-ish came to an end.