Junius Williams crafted a practical blueprint 17 years ago that showed Newark parents how to fight for their children’s education.
A Newark resident and civil rights activist, Williams ensured that when parents walked into a school building or spoke at a Board of Education meeting, they understood the basic principles of advocacy so they could adequately address educational policy.
He didn’t mind if parents were emotional when making a point, but Williams made sure they were armed with information and had something to say.
They never went alone to meetings, realizing officials pay attention when residents are organized, united and relentless about getting …read more
Source: NJ.com Essex