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Adrienne Bailey

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Consultant

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
It Is What You Get To Know, That's Where It Is At.

Birthplace

Born:
11/24/1944
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Consultant

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
It Is What You Get To Know, That's Where It Is At.

Birthplace

Born:
11/24/1944
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Educational consultant Adrienne Yvonne Bailey was born on November 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to Julia Spalding Bailey and Leroy Bailey. Bailey received her B.A. degree from Mundelein College in 1966 and her M.A. degree in education from Wayne State University in 1969. Bailey received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1973.

In Chicago, Bailey taught social studies, English, French and mathematics at Deneen Elementary School and was the neighborhood youth corps supervisor at the South Shore YMCA and the program coordinator for the Circle Maxwell YMCA in the late 1960s. Bailey then worked as the education coordinator at the Government Office of Human Resources from 1969 to 1971 and as the university coordinator of the Northwestern Community Education Project at Northwestern University from 1972 to 1973. In 1973, Bailey was appointed to a six-year term on the State Board of Education, and from 1973 to 1981, Bailey was a senior staff associate at Chicago Community Trust. She has also served as vice president of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Bailey was the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the College Board of New York in 1981 and on the Education and Career Development Advisory Committee of the Urban League in 1982. Bailey then served on the Government Educational Advancement Committee from 1983 through 1987, while also serving on the National Committee on Secondary Schooling for Hispanics from 1983 to 1985.

Bailey is currently serving as an ExEL (Executive Leadership Program for Urban Education) at Harvard University.

Bailey was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 4, 2008.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Adrienne Bailey's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Adrienne Bailey lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Adrienne Bailey describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Adrienne Bailey describes her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Adrienne Bailey describes her mother's childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Adrienne Bailey describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Adrienne Bailey describes her father's education and career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Adrienne Bailey describes her parents' personalities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Adrienne Bailey describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Adrienne Bailey recalls the neighborhood of Woodlawn in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her move to Park Manor in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Adrienne Bailey describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Adrienne Bailey remembers Mercy High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Adrienne Bailey recalls entertainment of her youth
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Adrienne Bailey remembers her summers in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Adrienne Bailey remembers Sister Mary Leonette
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Adrienne Bailey remembers studying the French language
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Adrienne Bailey recalls studying abroad in France, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Adrienne Bailey recalls studying abroad in France, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Adrienne Bailey describes her first teaching position
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Adrienne Bailey reflects upon her travels in France
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her work at the Circle Maxwell YMCA in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Adrienne Bailey describes her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Adrienne Bailey talks about the West Side and South Side of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Adrienne Bailey remembers the riots after Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Adrienne Bailey remembers Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Adrienne Bailey describes her experiences in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Adrienne Bailey describes her experiences at Northwestern University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Adrienne Bailey remembers being hired at the Chicago Community Trust
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her appointment to the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Adrienne Bailey remembers leading a delegation to Japan
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her presidency of the National Association of State Boards of Education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Adrienne Bailey talks about the national standards of education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her trip to China
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Adrienne Bailey describes her multicultural education policy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her position at the College Board
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Adrienne Bailey reflects upon her achievements at the College Board
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Adrienne Bailey describes her involvement on education advisory boards
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her appointment as Chicago Public Schools deputy superintendent
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Adrienne Bailey talks about the Chicago School Reform Act of 1988
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Adrienne Bailey describes her work as an education consultant
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Adrienne Bailey describes her education initiatives in Mississippi, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Adrienne Bailey describes her education initiatives in Mississippi, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Adrienne Bailey describes her work with the U.S. Department of Education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Adrienne Bailey recalls her work for the United States Agency for International Development
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Adrienne Bailey describes her work for the Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Adrienne Bailey talks about notable activists in education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Adrienne Bailey describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Adrienne Bailey describes her hopes and concerns for education in the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Adrienne Bailey talks about the challenges in public education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Adrienne Bailey talks about the future of public education in the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Adrienne Bailey describes her philosophy of education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Adrienne Bailey reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Adrienne Bailey reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Adrienne Bailey talks about her family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Adrienne Bailey describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 14 - Adrienne Bailey narrates her photographs