Updated: Apr 21, 2022
“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson will give the 2022 commencement speech at Howard University, her alma mater. Henson graduated from the university with a theater degree in 1995.
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick released a statement on April 14 announcing Henson’s role as the commencement orator. Frederick noted Henson’s alma mater status as well as her advocacy efforts for HBCUs in the announcement.