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Former student gives a robot to teacher who introduced her to computers

Mrs. Maurice Williams with ElliQ
Jon Kalish
Mrs. Maurice Williams with ElliQ

Last week we introduced you to Jill Ford and her former principal Maurice Williams, who still lives in New Brunswick at the age of 94. Ford came from a poor family and went on to earn two Ivy League degrees and a career in technology that made Mrs. Williams proud.

This week WBGO’s Jon Kalish tells the story of how Ford gave Williams a robot for her home named ElliQ and how that’s been going.

NOTE: Jon Kalish's report is part of WBGO's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion feature series made possible in part by a grant from The Fund for New Jersey.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.