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Former NEA President Mary Futrell To Speak As Part Of "Explorations In Black Leadership" Series

November 20, 2000 -- Mary Futrell, former president of the National Education Association and one of the country’s most influential educators, will speak at the University of Virginia Nov. 30 as part of the ongoing Explorations in Black Leadership oral history project.

Futrell 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 period.

The 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.

Currently 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.

The Explorations in Black Leadership project is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public History and the Darden School. Futrell’s talk will be followed by a reception. For more information contact the Institute for Public History at (804) 924-6945.

Contact: Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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