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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
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Why Join BIG?
September’s BIG Haiku
to ride out the storm
you must place yourself in it
and make history
Present Day Role Model
Ruby Bridges -
Mary Church Terrell was (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954)
Mary Church Terrell was born September 23, 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee. Terrell became an educator, political activist, the first president of the National Association of Colored Women, and became the first black woman appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Education in 1895. In 1898, Mary Church Terrell wrote how African-