It Takes a Village



By Ashley Griffin

"Earlier this month, I hooded four doctoral students at Howard University’s School of Education, adding to a long line of talented Black educators rooted in a tremendous history and legacy. As I reflect on the experience, I feel honor and pride that I was allowed to touch their lives, and more importantly, to contribute to a village that believes Black children are inherently smart and that there are too many conditions in schools that limit their capacity. I’m also reminded that this is the village that raised me, formed me, and continues to inspire me."

Margot McMahon