IE20: Amanda Washington. Continuing the Legacy of Booker T. Washington’s Fight for Educational Equality.


Amanda Washington

As the great great granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, Amanda Washington’s contribution to education remains very personal through her past work as a Spanish teacher for Teach for America.  Her current challenge is to define and produce a more diverse educational opportunity for all children.  As a graduate student at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and as an intern with the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA), the legacy of Booker T. Washington continues through Amanda.

Join us and find out how the influence of her educator grandmother and family friend and civil rights attorney, Oliver Hill, have helped shape and form Amanda’s calling in education.  From the classroom to educational policy research, our inspiring educator has never forgotten the valued lessons of history, sacrifices made, and the continuing dedication needed for progress to be made.

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