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Boston University’s Alumni Magazine

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Photo of Uzo Aduba wearing a black t-shirt that says "Breonna Taylor" on it in gold, as she remotely accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for "Mrs. America" during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.

Another Emmy for Actor Uzo Aduba (CFA’05)

Uzo Aduba won her third Emmy at the (virtual) 72nd Emmy Awards on September 20, for her role as the pathbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America, the FX Networks series about the 1970s movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—and the campaign to defeat it. Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress. “The story felt so present and it didn’t feel like ancient history,” Aduba (CFA’05) told the Hollywood Reporter in April. “Some of the issues that are discussed on the show and in that time in history [have] a lot of sharp echoes to today.” Aduba has already won two Emmys, both for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Courtesy of Invision for the Television Academy/AP

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