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The Founding of HBCUs and the Story of Arthur Means, Jr.

In celebration of Black History Month, each week the Imagine Institute will recognize and honor Black achievements in the education field. The Role of Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) refer to public and private schools created before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when access to postsecondary education was denied to African American students. The first HBCU was Shaw University formed in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1865. Other black colleges followed, often established through the collective work

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Black History Month: Dr. Rita Pierson

Dr. Rita Pierson This week, Imagine honors the pioneering work of Dr. Rita Pierson (1951-2013). A child of educators, Dr. Pierson received her undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College in Chicago and her Masters and Doctorate of Education from Texas Southern University. Dr. Pierson was a renowned public speaker and anti-poverty advocate who understood and insisted that teachers build stronger relationships with children. In addition to teaching courses in elementary, middle, and high school levels, Dr. Pierson served in numerous roles in educational

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Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Imagine Institute wants to recognize and honor Black achievements in the education field. Each week, Imagine will highlight Black educators, achievements in the educational system, artists, businesses, and resources.

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Hello 2021

With the start of a new year, we’re happy to bring back Imagine’s blog. As we ring in 2021, we’re excited to use this space to share the latest news about our programs and events and to engage in conversations with our community. Bookmark this page and come back to visit often! New to Imagine? We offer professional development opportunities and groundbreaking early care programs and online trainings in English, Spanish, and Somali. Read more about our mission here. Our core programs:

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The Founding of HBCUs and the Story of Arthur Means, Jr.

In celebration of Black History Month, each week the Imagine Institute will recognize and honor Black achievements in the education field. The Role of Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) refer to public and private schools created before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when access to postsecondary education was denied to African American students. The first HBCU was Shaw University formed in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1865. Other black colleges followed, often established through the collective work

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Black History Month: Dr. Rita Pierson

Dr. Rita Pierson This week, Imagine honors the pioneering work of Dr. Rita Pierson (1951-2013). A child of educators, Dr. Pierson received her undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College in Chicago and her Masters and Doctorate of Education from Texas Southern University. Dr. Pierson was a renowned public speaker and anti-poverty advocate who understood and insisted that teachers build stronger relationships with children. In addition to teaching courses in elementary, middle, and high school levels, Dr. Pierson served in numerous roles in educational

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Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Imagine Institute wants to recognize and honor Black achievements in the education field. Each week, Imagine will highlight Black educators, achievements in the educational system, artists, businesses, and resources.

Read More

Hello 2021

With the start of a new year, we’re happy to bring back Imagine’s blog. As we ring in 2021, we’re excited to use this space to share the latest news about our programs and events and to engage in conversations with our community. Bookmark this page and come back to visit often! New to Imagine? We offer professional development opportunities and groundbreaking early care programs and online trainings in English, Spanish, and Somali. Read more about our mission here. Our core programs:

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