Talladega, Alabama—In November, 1867 Swayne School was opened with 140 pupils. Two years later in 1869, the Talladega County Probate Judge lawfully issued a charter for Swayne School to exist as Talladega College. Still, 145 years later, the commitment to education and academic excellence continues.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, Talladega College will confer bachelor’s degrees upon its 138th graduating class. The speaker set for that event is television star, actor, comedian and writer, Anthony Anderson. Anderson plays as Detective Kevin Bernard on NBC’s hit series, “Law & Order.” Anderson has appeared in over 20 films. He has had roles alongside actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Steve Martin and many more.