Light & Verity

Quoted: Da'Vine Joy Randolph

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“When I was the only Black girl in that class, when you saw me and you told me I was enough. And when I told you, I don’t see myself, you said, ‘That’s fine. We’re going to forge our own path. You’re going to lay a trail for yourself.’”

—Da’Vine Joy Randolph ’11CDR, in her Academy Award acceptance speech on March 10, thanking her former teacher Ron Van Lieu, the Lloyd Richards Professor Adjunct of Acting at David Geffen School of Drama. Randolph won best supporting actress for her role in The Holdovers.

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