Cradle to Power: A New African-American Imperative
18 May 2014
Posted by Add Seymour Jr.
In the Saturday, May 17th Atlanta Journal Constitution, President John Silvanus Wilson Jr ’79 wrote an op-ed piece about the crisis facing African American males and how educational institutions like Morehouse College can change the “cradle-to-prison pipeline” to a “cradle-to-power pipeline.” Here is that article:
BY JOHN SILVANUS WILSON – Tomorrow, I am proud that we will graduate hundreds of African-American men. But earlier this week, I had to do what no college president should ever have to do. I helped to memorialize one of our students, Clay Cross, who had simply traveled home to South Georgia for Mother’s Day, and was killed as an innocent bystander when one group shot at another.