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.