Hunter College was established by Irish immigrant Thomas Hunter in 1870. The school functioned as the first teacher training institution in New York City. Julia Richman and Sandra Adickes, both distinguished educators, graduated from Hunter, and both are featured in my book. Julia Richman (1855-1912) was the first woman to be appointed superintendent of schools in New York City. She committed her entire professional life to helping Eastern European Jewish immigrants assimilate to American life. Sandra Adickes (1933-present), is a professor emerita from Winona State University in Minnesota and is known for her valiant work in 1964 in a Mississippi Freedom School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. You can read more about both of these remarkable teachers in Chalkboard Champions, available from amazon.
I’m very excited to learn that my book, Chalkboard Champions: Twelve Remarkable Teachers who Educated America’s Disenfranchised Students, has been added to the collection of another prestigious university library. The book can now be found at Hunter College, located in New York on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Hunter joins the University of the Pacific, the University of Southern Mississippi, Rutgers University, and Salem State in including my book in their collections. What an honor!