- Published: Wednesday, 21 January 2009 16:00
- Written by The Skanner
Every year, the dedicated teacher would put together a bulletin board for Black History Month, honoring famous achievers.
There was Martin Luther King Jr., of course. Thurgood Marshall, the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice. George Washington Carver, the inventor and scientist.
Several years ago, Loretta Augustine-Herron added a little-known face to the board at her Mississippi school. It was a photo of a friend she had worked closely with in Chicago who was just launching his political career.
His name was Barack Obama....