“And to this day, I live my life trying to be half the man my father was.”

Dr. William Lynn Weaver & Kimberly Weaver

In 1964, Lynn was one of 14 Black students who integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. During this difficult time in his life, there was one man who always made him feel safe and supported—his father, Ted Weaver—who worked as a janitor and chauffeur.

At StoryCorps, Lynn talked to his daughter, Kimberly, about a lesson he learned from his father that extended beyond the classroom.

Listen to Lynn and Kimberly’s original StoryCorps interview.

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