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Dr. M. Jean Peacock discusses her role in establishing Black Future Leaders to support building pathways to college and leadership for high-achieving youth for the Black community. Jean Peacock describes how she recruited prominent members in the community such as Lois Carson, Jim King, Marion Black, and Georgia Morris to build and support the program. Black Future Leaders included a one-week retreat on a university campus to attract students to the program, and CSUSB became the first institution to host Black Future Leaders. Although Peacock left the program in 1988, she continues to advocate for Black youth through her role in the University Faculty Mentoring Network where she recruits Black students and faculty to CSUSB.


Interview conducted by Leah Michele Cash.