Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan may be unsure about his future with the team, but when it comes to the future of black history in schools, he’s always sure about one thing. “[Teachers aren’t] even teaching it at their schools, they’re not teaching [students] what it means.”
Morgan, who grew up in Washington, D.C., spent Thursday afternoon reading to children at Washington Grove Elementary School in Gaithersburg as part of the sixth annual Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery event.
The wide receiver, along with the Redskins Charitable Foundation and representatives from FedEx, also helped distribute hundreds of activity books and goody bags to students.
This month, many members of the black community are gathering to celebrate and appreciate the foundation of black history. Even Morgan spent much of his childhood with his nose in a book, learning about his ancestors. He admits his father would make him read autobiographies in his free time, including the life of Malcolm X. “I’m trying my best to live up to all those people we celebrate during Black History Month,” he admits.
As of Friday morning, his contract reportedly ended making him a free agent, though he’s expressed interest in returning to the Redskins.