Education: Learning to Excel in School

Jesse Jackson tells black teens: "Nobody can save us but us

An imposing man with the build of a football player and the command of a general strides onstage in the high school auditorium. Immediately, the audience falls silent. He captures the students expertly, first soothing them with his soft, sensuous voice, then whipping them into a frenzy with a quickening cadence. "We can be as good in academics as in athletics," he shouts, "but we've got to believe we are somebody. Repeat after me, "I am somebody.' " Hundreds of teenagers rise to...

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