Mrs. Likkel’s class read about George Haley, a man whose story we all should know. In 1949, Mr. Haley entered law school in Alabama where he experienced overt racism. His perseverance in the face of such injustice is inspiring to anyone who wants to quit when the going gets tough. Sticking it out and teaching his white classmates that he is human and not the animal they treated him as, he went on to great success. Not only was he a diplomat and lawyer, but he was also a policy expert under seven presidential administrations.
Classroom Connection: English with Mrs. Likkel