Education Is Not a Four-Letter Word
During the 1940s and 1950s when Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby and Satchel Paige broke the color barrier in professional athletics, their accomplishments were well known in the parks and streets throughout the nation. In the housing projects of Durkeeville, Blodgett Homes and the College Park area of Jacksonville, Florida where the author resided, attention was given to the fact that this was what he wanted to become. In those areas, education was not important, nor stressed, nor discussed. Formal education became a four-letter word, and when the author mentioned the was going to college, there were those who poked fun at him. It had gotten to the point where it was embarrassing to even talk about higher education. This same struggle is being experienced by many of our kids and students today. In Education is Not a Four Letter Word, Dr. White tells how he handled this mixed message at home and with his friends. This book is a must read for young people and adults who face the pressure of being 'all that you can be.'
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