Harding Assistant Principal Leverages History To Inspire Entrepreneurship

From Frank Recchia, News 12

Bridgeport’s Vernon Thompson is trying to teach his students about what he calls “the rich history and bright future of the Park City”–also known as Bridgeport.

To reach his students, he is using hip-hop music videos to do it.

“Stratford Avenue is known for crime, but for over 50 years, it housed many Black-owned businesses,” explains Thompson.

His latest video focuses on former NAACP president Julian Braxton who used to own a men’s clothing store, Braxton’s Men’s Shop, in the East End on Stratford Avenue.

The shop was torn down to make way for the area’s first major supermarket.

Full story here.


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