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StoryCorps Shorts: Lessons Learned

Passport Special | 3m 9s Video has closed captioning.

From the first roll call of the 1964 school year, William Lynn Weaver was targeted by white teachers at the Tennessee high school he and 13 other black students integrated. A few weeks later, Weaver, a former high achiever, brought home a failing report card. What happened next still moves him: the intervention of an educator from his past who became the unseen hand shaping all his future success.

Aired: 05/03/18

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

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