Congratulations Angela Bassett, or should we say Dr. Angela Bassett?

That’s right the Black Panther actress has just received an honorary degree from Yale yesterday during the university’s commencement ceremony!

Dr. Bassett took it to Instagram to share the moment with her fans.

Angela pursued African American studies at Connecticut University before she went on to study at the School of Drama.

She is one of the ten honorees to receive a degree from Yale University.

To name a few, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Elizabeth Alexander have also been honored.

In a statement with the Yale Daily News, the Vice President for Communications, Eileen O’Connor stated,

“We are absolutely thrilled to honor the ten honorants. They are all deserving of the degrees and [were chosen] through a process of careful selection, and we’re really excited to have them here to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2018.”

Congratulations again Dr. Angela Bassett!

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