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His passion for his students was so strong that not even tornadoes, financial difficulties, or an attempted lynching could stop his work.

In the dictionary, a hero is defined as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”

Oftentimes, heroes work tirelessly behind the scenes to give aid to those who are less fortunate, never giving a moment’s thought to recognition for their good deeds. Risking their lives to help others without doing it for the spotlight is the true mark of a noble hero. Throughout our country’s history, there have been many men and women who have put everything on the line for the sake of others. One of these unsung heroes is a man born in 1884: Laurence Clifton Jones.

Born to a family of educators, it seemed to be his destiny to enter the field, too.


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