Roland Martin on school choice town hall meetings in AL - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Roland Martin on school choice town hall meetings in AL

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Award-winning TV host, Journalist and Author Roland Martin will host two #SchoolChoiceistheBlackChoice town halls this week in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama. He joined Janice in the studio this morning to discuss his initiative and his town hall meetings. Bethel Baptist Church Pratt City, 1708 Spencer Ave. Birmingham, AL 35214, will host Martin's town hall meeting today at 6:30 p.m. which will feature prominent leaders in the local and national education, religious sectors, and parents who are supporters of charter schools and school choice. Tomorrow's meeting will be hosted at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1548 Dr. F D Reese St., Selma, AL 36703 at 6:30 p.m.

School Choice Is The Black Choice is a national initiative launched in 2016 by Roland Martin and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin.  Both of them committed themselves to sounding the alarm about the urgent need for awareness, options, and opportunity for Black children. The initiative stresses the importance of Black parents fully embracing all aspects of education, and advocate for what works best for their children. The school choice/education reform movement is in need of Black voices, specifically when it comes to mobilizing and organizing African Americans to make their voices heard about the education of their children. For more information on School Choice is the Black Choice, please visit

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