JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college celebrated “Will Smith Day” with none other than Will Smith.
The actor and entertainer visited Tougaloo College, a historically Black college, on Jan. 31 to speak with mass communication and performing arts students, WAPT-TV reported.
The station reported that his visit was a favor to Tougaloo graduate Aunjanue Ellis, his co-star in the film “King Richard.”
“Today was Will Smith Day at Tougaloo College," Tougaloo President Carmen Walters said.
“Our students were able to interact with Mr. Smith in a private setting,” Walters said. "This is the first visit of many producers who are assisting us with launching our new program in Film Making and Film Production.”