PEP Alum Larry Marshall Publishes Essay in San Francisco Bay View

PEP graduate Larry Marshall receives his BSIS degree at PEP’s 2022 graduation ceremony, alongside Sean Armstrong, Dean of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and Andrew D. Martin, Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis.

Prison Education Project alumnus and 2022 graduation speaker Larry Marshall has recently published an essay, “Black August: The marathon continues!” in San Francisco Bay View. Larry’s essay reflects on the tradition of Black August, a “quintessential commitment to self-discovery, self-education and the education of others.” In particular, Larry focuses on the importance of education in the Black August tradition, emphasizing education’s “transformative power at freeing the chains that to this day still bind many of US.”

Larry earned his Associate in Arts degree from Washington University in 2019 and his Bachelors in Integrated Studies Degree in 2022. In addition to his academic work, Larry pursues a range of artistic and creative projects, from podcasts to screenplays, dedicated to highlighting “the essence of what it means to be discriminated against in this country, while also emphasizing the need for the abolishment of mass incarceration and the release of all political prisoners.”

Congratulations, Larry!

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