- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - An award-winning actress is scheduled to deliver the address at Tuskegee University’s summer commencement ceremony.

Officials say Phylicia Rashad is scheduled to deliver the address during the university’s summer commencement on July 31 at the University Chapel.

Rashad played Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and has appeared in numerous television shows, plays and movies since then.

Rashad portrayed Lena Younger in “A Raisin in The Sun” and won a Tony Award for best actress in a play.

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