Will Tennessee vouchers help black families go where they were once shunned?

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 23, 2019 10:41 AM CT | Published: March 19, 2019 5:28 PM CT
<strong><span>Mary McDonald&rsquo;s Catholic school network was&nbsp;one of the few private schools in Memphis&nbsp;that expressed interest in participating in Tennessee&rsquo;s voucher program if it passed.</span>&nbsp;</strong><span class="s1">(</span>Daily Memphian file)

Mary McDonald’s Catholic school network was one of the few private schools in Memphis that expressed interest in participating in Tennessee’s voucher program if it passed. (Daily Memphian file)

Laura Faith Kebede
Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

Black Memphians make up a large portion of the people who will qualify for the governor’s proposal, but they are hesitant to trust predominately white private schools.


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