Mom, talk about your “black firsts.”

Janice Lowe
New York City, NY

My mother, Dr. Willa Lowe was one of the first black English teachers in several high schools in New Jersey, Washington, DC and Ohio. She was part of that first wave of school integration in which talented African American teachers were hired before African American students were admitted. She was born in the Jim Crow South and ended her career as a college professor at an HBCU. Mom is in her eighties and ready to talk. I need to interview her NOW!


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