4WCommunity Happenings: Pioneering Black educators to be honored July 17

Written by admin   // July 15, 2010   // 0 Comments


Thirteen African American teachers, many of whom go back to the 1930s will be the first of several groups of educators to be honored at a luncheon Saturday, July 17 at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. The event is being sponsored by the Historic African American Teachers (HAAT) of MPS.

The honorees for the inaugural HAAT luncheon are: Ruby Young, Lucinda Gordon, Frances Starms, Beulah Howard, Willie Mae King, Avery Goodrich, Leroy Freeman, Voncile Anderson, Josey Gray, Nandonna North, Wilma Dixon and Annie Beamon.

Special recognition will be given to Millie Mae Frances White, the first African American teacher hired by Milwaukee Public Schools. Over the next several months many retired teachers, administrators and individuals who have impacted on education will be honored for breaking down racial barriers in education and teaching and inspiring many of today’s corporate, government and community leadership.

Tickets for each lunch is $26 and can be purchased at the HAAT of MPS’ offices, 1840 N. Farwell (Suite 405). For more information and additional updates on future honorees, call (414)-223-4223.

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