Black Excellence Celebrated As Black Mom, Three Daughters, Granddaughter Graduate Same Year- See Photos

In what is an inspiring story on the importance of education no matter one’s age, a US mom, her three daughters and her granddaughter are all graduating in the same year.

Because of Them We Can, a non-profit initiative celebrating Black excellence and achievements in the US, shared their amazing story on Facebook.

In the post, the mom, LaWanda Flennoy, is quoted as saying: “Yep, this is really happening this year…three generations of graduates. Congrats to my three daughters and my granddaughter. Education is important at every age.”

The post further reveals that Flennoy is graduating from college along with two of her daughters, while her youngest daughter is graduating from high school. Her granddaughter is proudly graduating from kindergarten

Joy as mom, 3 daughters and granddaughter all graduate in the same year

Flennoy’s three daughters graduating from high school and college The story has since gone viral on Facebook, receiving over 7,000 reactions, 1,500 shares and close to 200 comments.


Joy as mom, 3 daughters and granddaughter all graduate in the same year

Ghanaian becomes first black woman to be trained as neurosurgeon at top US university Many commenters wrote that the family inspires them to achieve their goals no matter what age they are. Their story has inspired many on social media.


Joy as mom, 3 daughters and granddaughter all graduate in the same year

One commenter, Priscilla Fleming, wrote:

“Congratulations ladies! I don’t know you but proud of you all, keep going! I believe you can do anything you set your hearts and minds too.”

Another one, Debra Holder, said:

“Very inspiring! You go girls, way to accomplish goals and achieve dreams, congrats to you all!”  The future is bright for these focused sisters.

And not only for these sisters, but for every focussed African!


Written by How Africa

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