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'What Real Men Look Like': 200 Greet Oglesby Students On 1st Day Back

Andrea V. Watson | September 6, 2016 10:53am | Updated on September 9, 2016 11:51am

The men greeted the students on their first day back.

Photo: Andrea Watson

AUBURN GRESHAM — More than 200 men greeted Oglesby Elementary students on their first day of school Tuesday, offering the kids encouragement.

Men from The Nation of Islam and members of Trinity United Church of Christ were present, as well as from numerous other organizations. Black Star Project president Philip Jackson spearheaded the “Million Father March” at Oglesby, held for the first time at the school at 7646 S. Green St.


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