Education should never be denied to anyone nor should teachers ever abuse the trust of their pupils and their parents. An effective education is liberating and opens the doors to opportunities and life altering experiences.
James “Jay” Rogers, Jr.
1st African-American named National Teacher of the Year (1972)
Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life. As St. Paul admonished us, let us not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
President Bill Clinton
In the wake of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the 2nd worst domestic terrorist attack ever committed on U.S. soil, surpassed in numbers only by the massacre of over 800 African-Americans and the destruction of Black Wall Street.