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Violet Edwards Becomes The Oldest Black Woman In The U.S. To Graduate College At Age 96

It’s never too late to go for your dreams, and this grandmother is living proof of it. Violet Edwards just became the fifth oldest person in the world to earn her college degree at the age of 96. She is also officially the oldest Black woman to graduate from college in the U.S., Atlanta Black Star reports. Edwards wanted to finish her journey toward obtaining her college degree ahead of her 100th birthday, although, she kicked things off a few decades ago. Due to financial setbacks, her road to furthering her education came to a halt. However, as you now know, she continued to press on.

Jul 13, 2022