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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Consultant
Education Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown, Tan
Favorite Food:
Pork Chops
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Yeah. Ok.

Birthplace

Born:
8/3/1927
Birth Location:
Port Arthur, Texas

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Consultant
Education Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown, Tan
Favorite Food:
Pork Chops
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Yeah. Ok.

Birthplace

Born:
8/3/1927
Birth Location:
Port Arthur
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Biography

Professor of history Sherman Beverly, Jr., was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 3, 1927. Beverly attended Bishop College in Texas, where he earned his B.A. in history and political science, and then attended the Chicago Teachers College to obtain teacher certification. He would later earn an M.A. from Illinois Teachers College and a Ph.D. in social studies education from Northwestern University.

After earning his bachelor's degree, Beverly began teaching adult education classes in Port Arthur in 1951 and remained there for two years. After relocating to Chicago, he began working for the Chicago Board of Education in 1957, and he would remain there for the next twelve years, with the exception of a single year off to work as an elementary teacher. In 1969, Beverly took a position with Malcolm X College in Chicago as an associate professor of history, as well as a position at Kendall College as an instructor in the African American Studies Department. He remained at Kendall for the next four years before taking a position with Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a part-time consulting faculty member and a full-time position with Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Beverly remained at Northeastern until his retirement in 1992, teaching education courses in inner-city studies social studies. Today, he is the senior consultant and owner of Making Schools Educational, Inc.

Beverly is a prolific reader, and serves on the board of the Caxton Club, a group of book collectors. He directed the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity Men of the Future program for five years, where he met with young men from the Chicago area to encourage them to develop into well-rounded citizens. He is a founder of the Bluestem Festival of Arts and Humanities and a board member of the Society for Values in Higher Education. He has written numerous articles and continues to be involved in speaking engagements on diverse topics. Beverly and his wife, Eve, live near Chicago. They have three children.






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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sherman Beverly's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly talks about his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sherman Beverly talks about his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sherman Beverly describes his mother's work and personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sherman Beverly describes his father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sherman Beverly describes his father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sherman Beverly recalls one of his earliest childhood memories, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sherman Beverly recalls one of his earliest childhood memories, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly talks about some of his favorite activities growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sherman Beverly talks about his favorite teachers and school subjects growing up in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sherman Beverly recalls the first family radio and his father's strict rules about listening to music
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sherman Beverly describes attending Rock Island Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sherman Beverly describes attending Rock Island Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sherman Beverly talks about his views on religion
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly describes Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly describes his activities at Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sherman Beverly describes Mr. Alton, his teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sherman Beverly describes his chemistry and algebra classes at Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sherman Beverly talks about his career ambitions as a student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sherman Beverly talks about attending Prairie View Normal and Industrial College in Prairie View, Texas before being drafted
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sherman Beverly talks about his experience in the U.S. Army Air Forces
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sherman Beverly talks about working for the Chicago Transit Authority following his graduation from Bishop College in 1954
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly describes his initial teaching experiences in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly talks about the demographics of Deerfield, Illinois in 1967
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sherman Beverly talks about teaching in Deerfield, Illinois in 1967
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sherman Beverly describes how his family came to live in Deerfield, Illinois, including its history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sherman Beverly talks about his career experiences working at Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sherman Beverly talks about his career experiences working at Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Sherman Beverly talks about Northeastern Illinois University's Center for Inner City Studies, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly talks about Northeastern Illinois University's Center for Inner City Studies, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly reflects on courses he taught at Northeastern Illinois University, including a course on the black church
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Sherman Beverly describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Sherman Beverly describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Sherman Beverly describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 3
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Sherman Beverly reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Sherman Beverly describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Sherman Beverly narrates his photographs