[NEWARK, New Jersey – November 21, 2017] Well known actor of stage and screen and now author, John Amos visited students at Newark Public Schools BRICK Avon Academy earlier this week. Mr. Amos came to read from his book, “A World Without Color” to students in K – 4th grade and later with students in the 5th – 8th grades.
In addition to reading to the older students, Mr. Amos led a discussion with the students about the importance of seeing diversity as a gift and to respect all people.
Principal Charity Haygood said, “John Amos was so inspiring and uplifting for our students.” She said he stressed how crucial it is to read to succeed and that he answered each question so genuinely and made each scholar, AND teacher and parent feel like a million bucks!”
John Amos has starred on television and on stage. He is best known as the father on the long running show, “Good Times.” Mr. Amos is a native of Essex County, having graduated from East Orange High School.