Every American black person, who succeeds is and was self-educated to a great extent, at least in the beginning. When children are young, the chains around their minds and bodies are able to be broken with a Will to reach farther than what is in front of them. In this way, genius and others simply very good can come from almost nothing because they can generate stepping-stones by imagination. Funds and teacher salaries are good but most essential is never to snuff out the light of curiosity and wonder for the things around them. Some may not accelerate but they will go farther, if around them are others, who do. .