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African American Teachers Hardcover – April 7, 2000
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Laura Glaser, Euless Junior High School, TX
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Here are twenty-five heroic scholars and educators, from colonial times up to the present. You will come to know their families and learn about the tumultuous times in which they lived, the remarkable hurdles they overcame, and the passion that sustained them. Find out how:Daniel Coker, born into slavery, courageously ignored the dangers of speaking out against slavery and became a teacher at Baltimoreís African School. Susie King Taylor, who learned to read in secret during the Civil War years, spent countless hours teaching black soldiers to read and write. Booker T. Washington, after toiling in a coal mine as a child, became one of the countryís greatest educators and built a college in which to train new black teachers.
W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest scholars the world has ever known, founded the African American civil rights movement. Marva Delores Collins, founder of Chicagoís famous Westside Preparatory School, proved that every child could learn.
Spanning three centuries, this illuminating collection profiles the remarkable African American men and women who dedicated their lives to education and imagined a new future for America.