Veasey Invites Dr. King Inspired Teacher to Remind President Trump to Honor Black History Properly This Year

Jan 26, 2018
Press Release

 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. 

Who:                   
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33
Charmion Polk, retired Fort Worth middle school teacher and founder of “King’s Kids” 

What:                 
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

Date:                   
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 

Time: 
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET                                             
Location:            
1519 Longworth HOB