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Message from the President.
I am very pleased to welcome you to the U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks In Government, BIG-
Wanda E. Gill, Ed.D.
ED Chapter, Blacks In Government
1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.
3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.
4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
5. To establish a mechanism for the gathering and dissemination of information to Blacks in government.
6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional, and national significance that affect Blacks in government.
BIG GOALS & OBJECTIVES
There are many reasons to join Blacks in Government in general, and the Education Chapter, particularly. The first starts with knowing what you want to get out of BIG. The second answers what do you want to give to BIG? What you both give to BIG and get from BIG makes BIG what it is. No organization can fulfill your needs if you neither speak up nor step up. Being a part of BIG provides strength.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
~ African proverb
Why Join BIG?
October’s BIG Haiku
when you are at work
nuances holding you back
have no room to play
The Million Man March was a gathering en masse of African-
1n 1974, Sampson opened a law office on the South Side of Chicago, serving the local black community. From 1925 through 1942, she was associated with the Juvenile Court of Cook County, serving as a probation officer. Sampson became the first woman to earn a Master of Laws from Loyola University's Graduate Law School in 1927. She also passed the Illinois State Bar exam that year. In 1934, she was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. In 1943, she became one of the first black members of the National Association of Women Lawyers. In 1947, she was appointed an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County.