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Clockwise: Russell Hornsby (’96), CFA Dean Harvey Young, Uzo Aduba (’05), and Alfre Woodard (’74, Hon.’04) during the Alumni Weekend 2020 Zoom panel discussion, “Black in the Entertainment Industry: Reflections on Courage, Challenge & Creativity.”

“The stories I choose are often the stories of the missing. I don’t mean that just from a historical point of view; I mean it as ‘What story do I feel like I have not seen someone like myself [in]?’” —Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba (’05) joined actors Alfre Woodard (’74, Hon.’04) and Russell Hornsby (’96) for a Zoom panel discussion, “Black in the Entertainment Industry: Reflections on Courage, Challenge & Creativity,” part of Alumni Weekend 2020.

During the conversation, which was moderated by Dean Harvey Young, the actors discussed their perspectives on the evolution of the entertainment industry, representation in film and television, what it means to be an inspiration for generations of aspiring artists, and their memories of life on Comm Ave. as students.

Watch the full conversation by clicking the image below.