Image:  Ever since he was a child in segregated Birmingham, Ala., Freeman Hrabowski has had a love for education. As a boy, he found joy in solving math problems and voraciously read tomes of poetry and prose handed down by his parents—both teachers—who always emphasized the importance of education. The lessons he learned from them—as well as in segregated classrooms and Black churches fighting for change—shaped his ambitions to become an educator and ultimately led him to the...


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