DPSCD Poet-in-Residence John Telford with students at Pershing High School where he recently did a poetry reading. Dr. Telford taught English and coached track champions in the mid-1960s at Pershing.

DPSCD Poet-in-Residence John Telford doing a poetry reading for students at Pershing High School, where he taught English and coached track champions in the mid-1960s.

Adrienne and John Telford at the DYC with three generations of John’s students, athletes, and friends. (Photo taken by former DPS hurdles champion Orlin Jones of Pershing High.)










‘Trio of Trackmen’ is the name of this painting. Creation of John Telford, circa 1971

A quadruple Hall-of-Fame quarter-miler taking a start in Milan, Italy, 1957







Dr. Telford signing a copy of his autobiography–‘A Life on the RUN – Seeking & Safeguarding Social Justice’– for DPD detective Khary Mason, a Rochester parent & resident, January, 2018.






























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