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Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford (Rebroadcast)

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The National Council on Educating Black Children just concluded its 27th Annual National Convention in Chicago, IL. 

Today the staff of NCEBCTalkRadio will be taking a short break to reflect on the awesome occasion it was for all involved.  Please join us next week for our regularly scheduled LIVE show.


Today we'll rebroadcast one of our favorite episodes with Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor Emerita of the New York State Board of Regents.

Sanford studied at Brooklyn College, where she earned her B.Ed. degree in 1947; she received her M.Ed. degree from Wellesley College three years later. From 1950 to 1965, Sanford taught in New York's elementary schools, before being hired as an assistant principal. Sanford earned her Ph.D. degree from Fordham University in 1967, and later became principal at Crispus Attucks School in Brooklyn, earning an outstanding reputation for promoting excellence and achievement at an inner-city school.

Many honors and awards were bestowed upon Sanford for her work; she received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's humanitarian award, and distinguished alumna awards from Wellesley College and Brooklyn College. Sanford played an instrumental role in creating the John Henrick Clark meetinghouse. Sanford also served on the board of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, and as a national advisory board for multicultural education.