Tatyana Ali Shares Her Black Experience at Harvard University

Tatyana Ali Shares Her Black Experience at Harvard University. The actress was a stepper while at the Ivy League.

Tatyana Ali graduated from Harvard University in 2002 with a degree in Afro-American history and government, and during her time there made sure to participate in multiple Black events and organizations. The actress recently sat down with The Urban Daily to talk about her African-American experience at the Ivy League school.
"This is something that people don't know about Harvard. There's actually a pretty substantial population of students of color," she says. "There are signature black events at Harvard like Apollo Night, for example, and it's time for performance and it's really integrated. It's Apollo Night, black students are throwing it, but everybody comes and everybody performs."
Ali also revealed one of her most memorable extra-curricular activities while at Harvard.
"I was a stepper! I wouldn't even dare do a step now! But our steppers are by class, so I was an '02 stepper. Deuce! Double O deuce! And I got to step and we'd invite our parents and we'd step for the entire school and we'd do it multiple times during the year. We had so much fun." always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.


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