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Terrence Martin

Terrence Martin

Terrence Martin is the president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and an American Federation of Teachers vice president.

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Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

By: - June 20, 2020

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of manhood. I’ve had to teach my 13-year-old son that being perceived as a grown Black man can be dangerous. I am afraid for my son. […]