20/20 Insight & Foresight (Hardback and E-Book)
A vivid celebration of life. This photographic memoir, written by a woman who overcame all odds to achieve her dream to become a teacher, is as powerful as it is inspirational. Dr. Hattie N. Washington, affectionately known as “Aunt Hattie", was raised in Meherrin and Norfolk, Virginia and grew up experiencing first-hand social injustices and segregation in the Prince Edward County school system in the 1950’s. When her two-room schoolhouse closed in 1959 due to the massive resistance to integration, she didn’t allow those unfortunate circumstances to stop her. With the love and support of her devoted family and others, Dr. Washington continued her education, which led her to becoming a school teacher, an assistant superintendent of Baltimore Public Schools, and ultimately, make history as the first female Vice President of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to her field in education, Dr. Washington has directed her efforts to the most vulnerable in society, children. In 1997, she opened a nonprofit foster boys’ home called Aunt Hattie’s Place to help young males whose families were in crisis and couldn’t take care of them. With her care and guidance, she improved the lives of many foster boys for over 20 years with the assistance of her “village” of supporters.
This book features over 200 photos of Aunt Hattie, her family and friends, historic photos of people who made history and events that impacted her, and others whose lives have been touched by her. She tells her story with tact, humor and realism, while highlighting poignant moments in American history that also took place during her journey to make a difference.
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Publication date: Coming Soon
Number of pages: 319