Singer, actor and activist John Legend recently visited Howard University in Washington, DC. During his visit Legend spoke with students, urging them to become teachers. Legend told the students that education was the civil rights movement of his generation.
The Grammy-award winning singer, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, says too many low-income and minority students don’t have access to quality education and too few have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Legend believes having more minority teachers can help improve these statistics.