Celtics’ Jaylen Brown comes to meet civil rights icon Jean McGuire – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) – Celtics star Jaylen Brown recently visited local civil rights icon Jean McGuire as she continues to recover from assault which seriously injured her.

The Celtics fullback and striker sat down with McGuire earlier this week, spending time with the community figure who helped establish the METCO programwith whom he said he looked forward to working.

“What a night!” Brown said in a Twitter post. “Jean McGuire, thank you for the work you continue to do and have done in our community. I admire you. Your strength/resilience is amazing, it was an honor spending time with you. I look forward to working with METCO and talking more about the community.

The Metropolitan Council of Education Opportunity program has played a key role in helping young black people move from the city to the suburbs for better educational opportunities, one of the many missions McGuire has dedicated his life to.

Still wearing a cast in photos taken with the Celtics player and others, the 91-year-old is recovering of an assault on Franklin Park on October 11 which left her seriously injured, after being stabbed while walking her dog.

McGuire had to undergo several surgeries after the attack but has been on the mend since then, giving an update herself in a press conference a few days after the attack.

No arrests have been made in the case as Boston police continue to investigate.

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