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A mother's battle for her son's education

At risk of losing her son Virginia Walden Ford fought to change the US education system

Education has always been important to Virginia Walden Ford. As a child she was part of the process of desegregating schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. Years later, as a parent, she watched as her son's grades dropped and his behaviour changed. She believed his school was failing him and began a long campaign for change in the US education system.

Virginia is the subject of a new feature film called Miss Virginia.

Presenter: Asya Fouks
Producer: Tom Harding Assinder

Picture: Virginia Walden Ford speaking at a news conference of the Black Republican Congressional Staff Association
Credit: Tom Williams / Getty Images

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26 minutes