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HERO OF THE MONTH (March): Ty’Sheoma Bethea

by Brian A. Wilkins
3/18/2009 (links and photos updated January 6, 2020)

DILLON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The story of Miss Ty’Sheoma Bethea is so heartwarming and so indicative of a new era of black American youth. She inspired us to create a new category of blog entries: Hero of the Month.


This young, intelligent black teenager exhausted every remedy needed for success. She wrote a letter to Congress telling them about the structural problems at J.V. Martin Junior High. Her school was built in 1896 and it’s age is certainly showing. The letter ultimately reached First Lady … Read Entire Article