Upper School students and faculty at St. Paul's and St. Paul's School for Girls spent the day listening to and discussing values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his fight for freedom, justice and understanding.
The annual King's Vision Day Film Festival, began with speeches in the Chapel by Daymond Cooper, a Baltimore native and KIPP Academy graduate, and alumnus Junius Randolph '11.
Randolph '11 graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. He interned at national news outlets such as ABC News and USA Today. He then became a digital producer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch where he covered a wide range of stories and now works in Chicago where he's editing videos contractually and working on side projects.
Randolph reflected on his time at St. Paul's as being out of his comfort zone. In his words, Randolph entered St. Paul's in the 6th grade as a student of color from a family of wealth and found himself different from all of his peers in some way. "I learned so much because I was never comfortable," he said. He added that his experience at St. Paul's prepared him for college and the real world and encouraged students to truly step out of their comfort zones. He also encouraged students to listen to and ask questions of those with differing viewpoints, rather than immediately challenging them. "I learned so much more about people I disagree with that way."