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Guide To The Massachusetts Reading Association Records, 1971-Current, Kara Leclair, Orson Kingsley Jan 2013

Guide To The Massachusetts Reading Association Records, 1971-Current, Kara Leclair, Orson Kingsley

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Administrative History:

The Massachusetts Readers Association, or the MRA, is a professional non-profit organization of individuals whose primary purpose is to improve the quality and level of literacy in the state of Massachusetts. The MRA is an affiliate of the International Reading Association, a worldwide literacy organization with a network of 300,000 educators in 99 countries. The MRA promotes literacy for all learners through professional development, research, publications, and advocacy for the literacy community. Some of the ways advocacy is met is through an annual state conference; disseminating best literacy practices to educators and parents; advocating for literacy issues ...


Guide To The Hall Of Black Achievement Collection, 1987-2011, Orson Kingsley Jan 2013

Guide To The Hall Of Black Achievement Collection, 1987-2011, Orson Kingsley

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The Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement (HOBA) was founded in 1987 with a mission of “to discover, detail, and disclose the significant achievements and contributions of people of color.” Each year a heritage celebration was held to posthumously induct historical figures into the Hall of Black Achievement that made significant contributions to society or within their fields. A painted portrait of each inductee is on display in the Maxwell Library. Material in the collection includes programs from inaugurations, promotional material, biographical information on the members honored by HOBA, DVD's and VHS tapes of past inaugurations, and some objects.