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Black Male Achievement: Overcoming History

May 22, 2013

“Part of our job is to lift up that positive narrative that does exist.”  

There is a long legacy of public policy and institutional racism that has affected black male achievement. The panelists address this historical context and the barriers that have been put in the way of black males. They also discuss the strategies for moving beyond these barriers and how public policy, services, and the community can overcome them.


Lisa Bottoms, Program Director for Human Services and Child and Youth Development, The Cleveland Foundation

Sonya Pryor-Jones, Promise Director, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Kenneth Surratt, Special Assistant to the Cuyahoga County Executive

Greg Brown, Executive Director, PolicyBridge

Click here for full bios of the panelists.

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