The Thirst of Learning
Ronald Clark and his daughter, Jamilah.jpg

In this NPR StoryCorps segment, Ronald Clark reflects on his unique upbringing, at least in location. In the 1940’s it wasn’t uncommon for the library custodial staff to take up residence where they worked, and that’s how Ronald came to live in a branch of the Manhattan library with his family and custodian father, whom Ronald lovingly refers to as the “keeper of the temple.”

His story is touching, and demonstrates the notion that when you surround yourself with knowledge, inspiration, and action, are not far behind.

-Former Board member, Valerie

L: Ronald Clark and his daughter, Jamilah

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