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This list of people and resources is by no means comprehensive. This is just a small sample of the impressive individuals whose experience, sacrifice, and drive has made a lasting change to the field of education.
“Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting to build a better world.” - Mary McLeod Bethune
Oral Histories from The History Makers
EducationMakers: Oral Histories
EducationMakers include teachers, professors, education administrators, and education consultants, as well as museum and library professionals and historians. These HistoryMakers have each spent a significant portion of their careers advancing educational philosophies, teaching, advising, and mentoring students, breaking new ground in developing curricula, or sharing information through programming and exhibits.
The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper
This is the first collection of Cooper's major writings, including many never before published. It includes her most famous published work, A Voice from the South, by a Black Woman of the South (1892), and an array of essays, speeches, and letters previously accessible only through archival collections, primarily Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Freedom's Teacher: The life of Septima Clark
In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In this vibrantly written biography, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle.
The Booker T. Washington Papers: Volumes 1 Through 14 Complete
The Booker T. Washington Papers represent one of the most critically acclaimed documentary projects of recent decades. The collected fourteen volumes in the series cover the whole of Washington's life, from his classic Up from Slavery and other early autobiographical works through the tributes lavished on him after his death in 1915. In each individual volume, letters, speeches, articles, and other writings provide rich documentation and a multi-dimensional perspective on the man, his work, and his times.
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women's experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and rising leaders in the field, it examines, evaluates, establishes, and reinforces Black women's commitment to social justice in education at all levels.
Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education
This book describes the contributions of twenty-two educators and events that have shaped the field of education, often receiving little to no public recognition, including: Edmonia Godelle Highgate, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Selena Sloan Butler, Alonzo Aristotle Crim, Sabbath Schools, and African American Boarding Schools. These individuals and events have established and sustained education in communities across the United States.
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