Video: LeDerick Horne, poet and activist with learning disabilities

ByThe Understood Team

As a child, LeDerick Horne couldn’t read or even recognize the alphabet. He was labeled “neurologically impaired” and separated from general education students.

Watch as he describes his experience as a young African American with . Find out about his journey from to college. And learn about the pivotal moment when Horne, who’s on the board of directors for Understood founding partner Eye to Eye, decided to become a poet and activist.

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