From Homeless to Harvard


She finally has a home: Harvard

Khadijah Williams, 18, overcomes a lifetime in shelters and on skid row.
By Esmeralda Bermudez
11:03 PM PDT, June 19, 2009

Khadijah Williams stepped into chemistry class and instantly tuned out the commotion.

She walked past students laughing, gossiping, napping and combing one another’s hair. Past a cellphone blaring rap songs. And past a substitute teacher sitting in a near-daze.

Quietly, the 18-year-old settled into an empty table, flipped open her physics book and focused. Nothing mattered now except homework. (Jack & Jill Politics)

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One thought on “From Homeless to Harvard

  1. Thank you all for your kind words for Khadijah and those who 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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