True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player.
Winner of three Grand Slam titles.
1st black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team.
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)