Geoffrey Canada received the prestigious National Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, for his commitment to improving education and fighting poverty: “We’ve allowed failure to become the norm in schools across this country and nothing changes . . . We’ve got to do something about that.” Watch an excerpt of his acceptance speech, including a recitation of his poem “Don’t Blame Me” below, or click here.
Geoffrey Canada Wins National Freedom Award
November 7, 2013