ERIC Number: EJ874711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: 4
Grady, Marilyn L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n2 p71-72 Apr 2006
Recent obituaries and testimonials to Coretta Scott King and Wendy Wasserstein are reminders of the leadership legacies of these women. About Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), Burch in "The Miami Herald" (February 1, 2006) stated "Coretta Scott King built a legacy from pain and progress, first as the wife who stood tall next to a man bent on changing the ways of this land, then as a widow veiled in delicate black lace, and finally as the curator of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream" (p. 1). Wendy Wasserstein's (1950-2006) legacy also deserves notice. She was described by Dolen in "The Miami Herald" as "Wendy Wasserstein (was) the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who turned the concerns of her generation's women into laughter-laced dramatic art" (January 31, 2006, p. 1). These two women have left incredible leadership legacies. Their vision, persistence, tenacity, commitment, and passion are palpable. As women educators pause to consider their leadership legacies they should keep these models of leadership in mind.
Descriptors: Females, Leadership, Biographies, Authors, Drama, Persistence, Instructional Leadership, Role Models, Teacher Leadership, Civil Rights
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