A Black man emerged as a voice of calm and order following the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed and another 17 injured. Robert Runcie, the Broward County Public Schools superintendent, appeared on television giving updates on the crisis. The Council of Great City Schools later honored
Runcie with the “Courage under Crisis” award. The school’s students made headlines by leading a historic march for gun control called a March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.