Zahara Jolie-Pitt will attend Spelman College, her mother says

Zahara Jolie-Pitt, the daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, is formally enrolling at Spelman College in Georgia.

The Academy Award-winning actress introduced Sunday that her daughter will attend the traditionally Black liberal-arts school for girls in Atlanta. Jolie shared the information through Instagram, posting a photograph of Zahara and her pals of their school gear.

“Zahara with her Spelman sisters!” Jolie wrote. “Congratulations to all new students starting this year. A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl.”

Jolie-Pitt joins a protracted listing of notable Black girls who’ve attended Spelman. Earlier college students have included Alice Walker — creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning e book “The Color Purple” — and actresses Cassi Davis, Keshia Knight Pulliam and the late Esther Rolle, amongst others.

Jolie adopted Zahara as a 5-month-old orphan in Ethiopia. Jolie and then-boyfriend Pitt traveled to the African nation in 2005 to finish the adoption, and Pitt legally adopted Zahara and older brother Maddox the subsequent yr. The previous couple have 4 different youngsters: Shiloh, Pax and twins Knox and Vivienne.

On the finish of final yr, Jolie and her daughter traveled to Washington, D.C., to satisfy with advocates and attorneys in an effort to strengthen protections for all teams within the Violence In opposition to Ladies Act.

“Honored to visit Washington, DC, with Zahara, working with advocates and lawmakers to modernize and strengthen the #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct to include protections for children’s health and safety, communities of color, tribes, LGBTQ survivors, rural areas, and all survivors,” Jolie wrote on the time.

“We need reforms including judicial training, trauma-informed court processes that minimize the risk of harm to children, grant programs for technology to detect bruising across all skin tones and create non-biased forensic evidence collection, and protections for the most vulnerable.”

The Violence In opposition to Ladies Act was reauthorized in March 2022. It elevated providers and assist for survivors of violence and expanded prison jurisdiction for perpetrators.