Oprah Winfrey Tennessee State University (Graduated 1976)
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While still in high school, Oprah won a Miss Black Tennessee Beauty Pageant. She received a full scholarship to Tennessee State University where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts. Her broadcasting career was already taking off as she was an anchor on the black radio station WVOL in Nashville. After graduation, she took a job at a local television station as a reporter and anchor.