Skip to content

Considering Head Start’s Place in Black History

Every year, Black History Month is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions that black Americans have made to American history. It was first recognized as a national educational initiative by Gerald Ford in 1976. In researching for this blog, I myself learned some things about the history of Black History Month and how it…

Read More

Lady Bird Johnson’s Involvement in the Creation of Head Start

There’s a famous photo of First Lady Johnson reading to a class of Head Start students in Washington DC. When the photo was taken in 1966, the Head Start program was barely a year old. An important part of President Johnson’s series of legislative efforts known as the War on Poverty, Head Start was designed…

Read More