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    Are You Going to Watch the Oscars on Sunday?

    Did You Know that These Actors Are Graduates of the Great City Schools?

     

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    • Tom Hanks, Oscar-winning actor and star of "Forrest Gump," was a graduate of the Oakland Public Schools.

    •  Jennifer Hudson, Oscar-winning actress and star of "Dreamgirls," was a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools.
    • Kathy Bates, Oscar-winning actress in "Misery," was a graduate of the Memphis Public Schools.
    • America Ferrera, star of "Ugly Betty," was a graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    • Annette Benning, star of "American Beauty," was a graduate of the San Diego Unified School District.
    • Al Pacino, Oscar-winning actor in "Scent of a Woman," was a graduate of the New York Public Schools.
    • Oprah Winfrey, star of "The Color Purple," was a graduate of the Nashville Public Schools.

    • Sally Field, two-time Oscar-winning actress, was a graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    • Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s host of the Oscars, was a graduate of the Clark County (Las Vegas) Public Schools.


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    • What Would Black History Month Be Without These Urban Public School Graduates? Click here to read about these urban public graduates.

    • Did You Know the winner of the U.S. Academic Decathlon has been a public high school in Los Angeles for the past six years? Click here to read more urban school successes

    • Did You Know that Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Graduate of the Atlanta Public Schools?
      Click here to read about other Graduates of Big-City Public Schools?
     

     

    And thousands and thousands more leaders are on their way!

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