NEA President Mary Futrell To Speak As Part Of "Explorations
In Black Leadership" Series
20, 2000 -- Mary Futrell, former president of the
National Education Association and one of the countrys most
influential educators, will speak at the University of Virginia
Nov. 30 as part of the ongoing Explorations in Black Leadership
oral history project.
will discuss "Teachers and Politics: A Strategy for Modern
Education" at 5 p.m. in Ruffner Hall 004C. The talk is open
to the public at no charge and will be followed by a question-and-answer
Explorations series, a combination of public forums and videotaped
interviews conducted by U.Va. history professor and civil rights
leader Julian Bond, is an effort to preserve leadership lessons
and to dissect the nature of leadership itself.
serving as the dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human
Development at George Washington University and president of Education
International, Futrell was president of the NEA for an unprecedented
six-year term. She holds a B.S. from Virginia State College and
an M.A. and Ed.D. from George Washington University and is a former
senior consultant for the Quality of Education for Minorities Network.
Explorations in Black Leadership project is co-sponsored by the
Institute for Public History and the Darden School. Futrells
talk will be followed by a reception. For more information contact
the Institute for Public History at (804) 924-6945.
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116