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ERIC Number: ED432648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 24
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Favorite Quotations That Inspired Excellence: The Black High School Principals of Booker T. Washington High School.
Edwards, Anthony
Some memories are presented of black principals at Booker T. Washington High School, Columbia, the first public high school for blacks in South Carolina. Former students recall some of the quotations and sayings these principals used to inspire students. Booker T. Washington High School, which operated from 1916 to 1970 as a segregated public black high school, was guided by seven male principals and one female acting principal during its history. Overall, these principals were respected community leaders, widely known role models for black youth, and educators with considerable influence. Brief profiles of each of these leaders show the dedication they brought to the job of principal and the importance they placed on inspiring through example and speech. Educating black students to be productive citizens was first and foremost in their minds. The historical portraits are based on 13 interviews with former students, teachers, and principals. (SLD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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