WacoTrib.com: Educator Rita Pierson’s Death

June 29, 2013 Published by

Educator Rita Pierson’s Death Invites Us to Emulate Her Gusto, Optimism in Battling Poverty (06/29/2013)
This remembrance of Pierson by a newspaper that profiled her in the past is full of personal notes. An administrative officer in Waco at the time of her death, Pierson’s impact was felt by the community. “It’s hard to imagine continuing without her,” the staff writes.”Pierson had the bravado, smarts and optimism to tackle not only the curse of poverty but problems of race that still bedevil how we view one another.” In this central Texas community, Pierson will not soon be forgotten. Read more…

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