Veasey Invites Dr. King Inspired Teacher to Remind President Trump to Honor Black History Properly This Year
Washington, D.C. – As a reminder to the Trump Administration to properly recognize Black History Month and halt its attack against civil rights, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, invited Charmion Polk, a retired Fort Worth teacher who self-funded a non-profit teaching low-income children black history.
With a teaching certificate from Texas Women’s College, Ms. Polk joined the staff of Dunbar High School as a P.E. teacher and quickly noticed that her students were uninformed about black history and Dr. King’s legacy. Her passion for history and desire to share Dr. King’s lessons of non-violence led Ms. Polk to form an after-school group of 8 students dedicated to learning the famous civil rights icon’s speeches and songs of that era. Ms. Polk’s “King’s Kids” ultimately grew to serve 200 youth at a time and received state and international acclaim.
“As a Dunbar graduate, Ms. Polk’s teachings have stuck with me to this day. President Trump and his Administration would have benefitted from Ms. Polk, who taught all her students that non-violence and standing up for everyone’s civil rights pave the path to justice and freedom,” Congressman Marc Veasey said.
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33
Charmion Polk, retired Fort Worth middle school teacher and founder of “King’s Kids”
To discuss how President Trump and his Administration have tarnished the memory of Dr. King and his civil rights legacy by trampling on the founding principles of America
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET
1519 Longworth HOB