Goodbye Ms. Cross

I am sad to learn about Ms. Doris Cross’s demise due to a massive stroke. Ms. Cross was my mentor—as well as many kids growing up in the poor families—and her work gave us a chance to go to college. I am grateful for the Upward Bound that she ran to make sure we had the opportunities to thrive. I wrote an open letter to her six years ago and now she’s gone.

Rest in peace, Ms. Cross. You will always be remembered.

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