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9/11: Remembering Ann and Joe

Ford Cochran’s moving tribute to Ann Judge and Joe Ferguson is an enduring reminder of the two incredible friends and colleagues who lost their lives while on assignment for National Geographic. With them were three standout Washington, D.C., teachers—James Debeunere, Sarah Clark, and Hilda Taylor—and three of their star sixth-grade students—Rodney Dickens, Asia Cottom, and Bernard Brown. They had been selected by the District’s Geographic Alliance to participate with oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle in a research project titled the Sustainable Seas Expeditions.