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Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Wilma Mankiller

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. As Chief, Mankiller focused on education, job training, and healthcare for her people. Under her leadership, tribal enrollment tripled, employment doubled, infant mortality declined, and educational achievement rose. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.

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Women’s History Month

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Dorothy Height

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Dorothy Height, the godmother of the women’s movement. Height began her career in New York City as an educator, led the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for four decades, and advised the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). In 1994, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Women’s History Month

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Felicitas Mendez

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Felicitas Mendez, who led an educational civil rights battle that set an important legal precedent for ending legally recognized segregation in the U.S.

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Women’s History Month

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Judge Charles V. Johnson

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates the end of Black History Month we honor a leader who has had an impact on our organization’s work and the city of Seattle where EOS is located. The late Judge Charles V. Johnson graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1957. He was the only African American to finish in his class. In 1981, he was appointed to King County Superior Court (Washington) and was chosen to be the Presiding Judge, becoming the first and only African American to hold that position. He served as the president of both the Northwest Region of the NAACP and the American Judges Association. Judge Johnson reminds us that we all have a part to play in creating racial equity.

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Black History Month

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Kelly Miller

Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing inspirational Black educators. Kelly Miller was noticed at a young age for his aptitude in mathematics, leading to a scholarship to Howard University. He later became the first black man admitted to Johns Hopkins University, working on post-graduate work in mathematics, physics and astronomy. Miller returned to Howard University to teach sociology (a first) and became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For over a half century, Miller was an important figure in the intellectual life of black America.

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Black History Month