A parade down the streets of Oxford, Miss., celebrated one man — and how he symbolized the best of the Velvet Ditch.
Shameem Clark Hubbard, a St. Louis alderwoman, often tells people she didn’t go to college but she wants them to.
Andrea Young was homeless for a while and dropped out of high school. Now she is studying to be an EMT.
School never worked out for Harry McChesney, but being an apprentice gave him a skill that he can now teach to others.
“People are being indoctrinated,” Ann Dees says. The answer, she believes, it to teach people to stand their ground.
Eddie Tanner is going to college — but first he needs to buy a car to get there.
In St. Louis, I went to see a childhood home. Here’s who I found.
“I don’t want to just get by and be sad all day,” says Sofia Salazar Brown.
Elliott Lusk says he wishes society valued career paths that don’t run through a university.
Dave McCaddon works at Illinois State University. He never went to college himself. Never even considered it.