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The Resource Tell them we are rising : a memoir of faith in education, Ruth Wright Hayre and Alexis Moore ; foreword by Ed Bradley

Tell them we are rising : a memoir of faith in education, Ruth Wright Hayre and Alexis Moore ; foreword by Ed Bradley

Label
Tell them we are rising : a memoir of faith in education
Title
Tell them we are rising
Title remainder
a memoir of faith in education
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Wright Hayre and Alexis Moore ; foreword by Ed Bradley
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ruth Wright Hayre grew up in a close, genteel family that had prized learning since the days of the Civil War. At age ten, her grandfather, Richard Robert Wright, led by his remarkable mother, marched 200 miles to attend a school for emancipated slaves in a discarded railroad boxcar in Atlanta. When Union General Oliver Otis Howard came to the classroom and asked what message he should take back north, young Richard responded, in the famous exchange immortalized by poet
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, "Sir, tell them we are rising." More than a century later, Ruth Wright Hayre, like her great-grandmother, would lead children on a life-changing journey to learning. After a distinguished career as a teacher, principal, administrator, college professor, and finally as a member and president of the Philadelphia Board of Education, Hayre's faith in the power of education inspired her to take on her greatest challenge - to create the "Tell Them We
  • Are Rising" program. With that program she issued a challenge of her own to the sixth-graders in two schools in Philadelphia's grittiest neighborhoods: graduate from high school, and she would pay their college tuition. This is the story of the family and traditions that inspired that phenomenal gift, which took 116 boys and girls through six years of public school life on the wings of one woman's determination to make a difference in their lives
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1910-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayre, Ruth Wright
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moore, Alexis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayre, Ruth Wright
  • African American women teachers
  • Public schools
  • Hayre, Ruth Wright
  • African American women teachers
  • Public schools
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Tell them we are rising : a memoir of faith in education, Ruth Wright Hayre and Alexis Moore ; foreword by Ed Bradley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Tell them we are rising." Root and branch: The family tree -- My educational odyssey -- A Philadelphia story -- The climb to the boardroom -- Not what we give but what we share -- The leap of faith -- Getting to know you -- The mentors -- The pregnancy problem -- Mission accomplished -- The risers -- What I have learned -- A last word -- Index
Control code
ocm36186850
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780471126799
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97001492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tell them we are rising : a memoir of faith in education, Ruth Wright Hayre and Alexis Moore ; foreword by Ed Bradley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Tell them we are rising." Root and branch: The family tree -- My educational odyssey -- A Philadelphia story -- The climb to the boardroom -- Not what we give but what we share -- The leap of faith -- Getting to know you -- The mentors -- The pregnancy problem -- Mission accomplished -- The risers -- What I have learned -- A last word -- Index
Control code
ocm36186850
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780471126799
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97001492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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