Mother of Mike Brown Earns High School Diploma
Twenty-one years after putting off completing her education to raise her son, and tragedy having touched her life, Lezley McSpadden, mother of slain Mike Brown, has earned her high-school diploma, as reported by STLToday.
Following the death of Brown, who was murdered three years ago by officer Darren Wilson, McSpadden met with the superintendent of the Jennings School District, Art McCoy, and the two engaged in discussions about how her non-profit organization could collaborate permanently with the school system. McCoy suggested she complete her own education.
“I turned the conversation toward [McSpadden] saying, I know she dropped out of school when she had Michael Brown, and that we had to get her educated and get a diploma,” said McCoy. “What better way is it to honor your son than to get the degree he got?”
That conversation gave birth to an adult high school program, in which McSpadden enrolled herself, and through which she earned her high school diploma.
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Congratulations to #LezleyMcSpadden, the mother of #MichaelBrown, seen here receiving her high school diploma twenty-one years after leaving high school as a teen mom to care for her late son. As she proudly marched across the auditorium stage, her daughter Daysa follows and also receives her high school diploma. Daysa is now headed to Tennessee, and will attend The Tennessee State University. #BlackLivesMatter✊🏾 #BlackGirlMagic💫
We are certainly proud of this strong, determined queen.
By: Danielle Dixon
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