*“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service.
Part 2 of the 1979 interview Disillusioned with the bureaucracy, Marva Collins left the Chicago School System and started Westside Preparatory school in her home with $5,000 from her pension. What she started would revolutionize the educational system across the country. Based on a phonics-style delivery, Ms. Collins has encapsulated a st...
Born in Alabama in 1936, Marva Collins became one of the most influential teachers and education activists of the 20th century. Working to gain equal access to quality education for minorities, she started her own school in Chicago and founded a style of education that came to be known as the Collins Method. QUOTE: Kids don't fail. Teachers fail, school systems fail. The people who teach children that they are failures, they are the problem.– Marva Collins
Deloris Jordan is an example of a great philanthropist. Her foundation is named James R. Jordan after her husband who died. The foundation helps boys and girls in the West-side of Chicago. Citation: June 14,2010. www.learntheworld.org. 17:24:18. 2/27/2013