Oscar-Nominated Actress Angela Bassett To Visit Claflin For Get Out The Vote Rally
Feb 08, 2016
Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett will participate in a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) rally tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 9) at Claflin University at 4 p.m. in the W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The purpose of the GOTV initiative is to promote voter registration and participation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the Palmetto State and across the country. Claflin is one seven HBCUs in South Carolina that will host GOTV events.
Bassett is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her Academy Award-nominated performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It. In addition, Bassett has portrayed Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious.
Contact the Claflin University Office of Communications and Marketing for more information.