April 26, 2018

A double dream come true: Mother, daughter graduate Jackson State

JACKSON, MS. April 25, 2018, by Pam Johnson, Special to The Clarion-Ledger.

In an era when strong women are celebrated role models, a dynamic mother-daughter duo will earn their places on that elevated platform Saturday as they receive their bachelor degrees during Jackson State University’s commencement exercises.

Nine years ago, Teresa Young Robinson of Jackson made the decision that led her to the Coliseum stage. She’ll be accompanied by her daughter, LeQuisha Mason, also of Jackson. Both women’s paths to graduation day were circuitous, with the odds of success stacked against them.

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(CORRECTION: Teresa’s son Quinton is graduating from her alma mater, Provine.)