• CPS - AA History Page

    In honor of African American History Month, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Public Service would like to pay tribute to African American history and culture with faculty written articles, spotlights, and organizations on African American history and topics related to African Americans.  The Center for Public Service has also listed events in February that commemorate African American history, notable figures, and culture.

    CPS - T. Cruz

    An Examination of the Contributions of African American Women in Education and Leadership, By Theresa Cruz, Adjunct Faculty

    An important part of African American History Month is celebrating the contributions of African American women in improving human conditions.

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    CPS - Stacie Haen Darden

    Reducing the Graduation Gap of African American Students

    By Stacie Haen-Darden


    Read about online learning tools and how they can help increase retention rates and reduce the graduation gap in African American students.

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    African American Heritage Preservation Foundation—Preserving and Building Awareness of Our Nation’s African American History

    In honor of African American History Month, the College of Public Service and the Center for Public Service would like to recognize the work of the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation (AAHPF).  

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    African American History Month 2013

    Every February, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum come together to honor and pay tribute to African Americans throughout history who struggled to gain citizenship in American society.

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    CPS - Marie Wallace

    Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. Marie Wallace—Professor, Writer, and Advocate

    Dr. Marie Wallace has been a professor at Kaplan University for 8 years. She currently teaches Child and Adolescent Development in our School of Education, and contributed two articles for this month’s celebration of African American History Month.

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    My Dad Taught Me to Drive Stick

    By Marie Wallace 

    I am an only child. Although I am an adult now, I am still an only child. All adults who are only children use the same words to describe themselves. The experience of being an only child is one that stays with you forever; it defines who I am much more than anything else in my life.

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    Counseling Sasha

    By Marie Wallace 

    The call came in the afternoon. I was asked to leave the high school where I worked as a counselor to go to the middle school. The caller from the district office was not very specific, but explained that there was a group of young girls who were causing problems. 

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