8 of the Youngest Black College Graduates You Should Know

8/18/2014
The Root

College is often seen as the beginning of a young person’s path into adulthood, but apparently these eight young black geniuses couldn’t wait. Some of these young college graduates began taking classes before they were legally able to drive. While hitting the books in law, medicine and science, these young graduates have broken records.

5. Ola Orekunrin

After the tragic death of her sister, Orekunrin decided that she would dedicate herself to emergency-medical work in Nigeria. With her medical degree in hand at the age of 21, London-raised Orekunrin went on to found the first air-operated medical services in Nigeria, Flying Doctors Nigeria.

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