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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Adelaide Sanford

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Educator Adelaide L. Sanford was born on November 27, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York. Sanford taught grade school in Brooklyn for twenty-five years before becoming vice chancellor of the State University of New York Board of Regents. Sanford earned her B.Ed. degree from Brooklyn College in 1947 and her M.Ed. degree from Wellesley College in 1950. She later earned a Ph.D. in education from Fordham University, and becoming principal at Crispus Attucks School in Brooklyn. As principal, Sanford worked to help restore the reputation of Brooklyn's Crispus Attucks School as an outstanding inner-city educational platform. After her unanimous election to the Board of Regents in 1986, she worked to reduce the performance gap between districts by improving the educational standards of low-performing schools. While serving as a regent, Sanford also taught education courses at Baruch College and Fordham University. She received many commendations for her service to education.
Performers
Cathy Sandler, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
136 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Adelaide Sanford
Adelaide Sanford
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New York, New York 2003 September 19.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 15 min., 29 sec.)) : sound, color
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