David A. Thomas admired the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and wanted to attend Morehouse College, the Atlanta school where King earned his undergraduate degree in 1948.
His childhood dream didn’t become a reality because Thomas didn’t receive any financial aid. He went to Yale College instead on a scholarship.
Decades later, Thomas, 61, is hoping to make his mark at Morehouse in a different way, as its next president.
Source: The Atlanta Journal/ Eric Stirgus