Long before teaching English at Boston College, Henry Blackwell was a taxi driver, and he became known for encouraging students who failed to see their own potential. “He was a magnificent teacher inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom,” said John Mahoney, an English professor emeritus at Boston College who worked with Dr. Blackwell for many years. “Students admired that what they found in him was a strong, gracious, demanding teacher, who was a role model for them.”
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help