Actress Yara Shahidi will head to Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education.
Shahidi, 17, who plays Zoey Johnson on the Peabody Award-winning hit TV show “Black-ish,” announced Tuesday she has committed to attending Harvard University. Shahidi shared a photo on Instagram of herself in a Harvard sweatshirt, along with a James Baldwin quote:
“The paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” — James Baldwin #CrimsonPride
The teen was accepted to four colleges in which applied. In addition to Shahidi’s achievements shown in her academic transcripts, she also received a letter of recommendation from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
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