Tavis Smiley

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
  • Profession: Host
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  • Left Indiana University in 1988 to work for Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, before finishing his degree in 2003.
  • Was the presenter of America I Am: The African American Imprint, a traveling museum exhibition.
  • Founder of The Tavis Smiley Foundation, which provides leadership training and development for American children.
  • Received the Du Bois Medal from Harvard University.
  • Received an honorary doctorate degree from Indiana University.

Relationships

  • Emory Garnell Smiley — Stepfather
  • Joyce Marie Roberts — Mother

College

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (2003)

Details

  • Birth Place: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
  • Profession: Host

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