Real Beauty Moment {Washington D.C.}: Sweet Redemption

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In college when I was 19, having to be released from my university was tough. I felt unwanted. They dismissed me. They felt I didn’t fit what they had going on. The school is in Kentucky. I ran track at my university so being released from there [was a turning point] but then better came because I ended up getting a scholarship from the University of Florida.

img_4787I work at a black school. I’m a teacher. I’m glad that they see someone who looks like me. That’s really important.

BCB: How does it feel to be at the National Museum of African American History and Culture?

It feels amazing. I come from Miami, FL. It’s just amazing to be out here. I told my students I was coming and I was going to bring them lots of pictures. I have tickets to go inside. We’re going to have a whole lesson on this on Monday, so I’m excited.

Monique Harris

 

Stay tuned for a few more Real Beauty Moments from the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C..

 

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