ANJ Celebrates Black History Month: Betty Burney

ANJ Celebrates Black History Month: Betty Burney

During Black History Month, Action News Jax is highlighting local African-American leaders who are making an impact in our community.

Betty Burney is the founder of I Am A Star Foundation and a former Duval County school board member.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Burney credits William M. Raines High School for laying the foundation and inspiring her to serve and motivate the children of Jacksonville.

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She shared with Action News Jax how William M. Raines High School laid the foundation of excellence, what it was like growing up in a segregated Jacksonville and how she's changing children's lives in the River City.