This is the first of two episodes from the Black Male Educators Convening (BMEC) in Philadelphia. In this episode, we talk to Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite about why it’s so important to have black male educators in our schools, why there are not many of them, and what we can do to get more. We also chat with Darlene Cobb, mother of BMEC founder Vincent Cobb II who we interviewed at last year’s BMEC. We hear her perspective on her son’s journey from childhood to becoming an educator and advocate.
- Darlene Cobb, Vincent’s mom, on getting her son to and through college, despite the odds
- The Fellowship’s origin story
- Why there are so few Black male educators
- How you can encourage your community to hire more Black male educators
- Dr. Hite’s favorite Philly restaurants
- Check out Sharif’s blog where he writes more about Black male educators.
- Make sure to watch our video series Black Male Educators Speak.