“That’s the ignorance of youth, and the wisdom of age.”


From the first roll call of the 1964 school year, William Lynn Weaver was targeted by white teachers at the Tennessee high school he and thirteen other black students integrated.

A few weeks later, Weaver, a former high achiever, brought home a failing report card. What happened next still moves him: the intervention of an educator from his past who became the unseen hand shaping all his future success.

The animated short “Lessons Learned” brings to life Dr. Lynn Weaver’s original StoryCorps interview, available here.

Dr. William Lynn Weaver died in May 2019.

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