Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Marva Collins

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Marva Collins, an American educator, Legendary Women of the World (1982), and founder of Westside Preparatory School. In 1975, frustrated with the public school system that was failing inner-city students, Collins established her own rigorous system that emphasized history, literature, and language studies through asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking. In 2004, Collins received the National Humanity Medal.

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Women’s History Month

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