Homeless to Harvard

June 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm 2 comments

She is known as the “smart girl”. . . What her friends did not know is that she has been homeless for years.

But not anymore. Her plane left for Harvard the day after she graduated from high school.

 Khadijah Williams has floated from shelters to motels to armories in Los Angeles with her mother. She has lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. Every morning, she upheld her dignity, making sure she didn’t smell or look disheveled.
And she held fast to the fact that her teachers marked her as gifted

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-harvard20-2009jun20,0,1882109.story

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  • 1. NancyG  |  September 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you all for your kind words for Khadijah and those that supported her. Khadijah has started her freshman year at Harvard College and has a website that provides updates – http:///www.khadijahwilliams.com.

    Khadijah was interviewed this week for an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show entitled “Don’t Stop Believing.” It is scheduled to air on Friday, October 2. Watch for Oprah’s surprise for Khadijah!

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  • 2. NancyG  |  October 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    The air date for Khadijah’s interview on Oprah has been pushed back to Monday, October 5.

    Reply

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