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Holding Fast To Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Campaign to STEM Achievement by Freeman A Hrabowski III

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When Freeman Hrabowski was twelve years old, a civil rights leader visited his Birmingham, Alabama, church and spoke about a children’s march for civil rights and opportunity. That leader was the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and that march changed Hrabowski’s life. While participating in the famed Children’s Crusade, Hrabowski spent five terrifying nights in jail – during which he became a leader for the younger kids, as he learned about the risk and sacrifice that it would take to fight for justice.
  Until then, Hrabowski was a kid who loved school and solving math problems. His family had always stressed the importance of education, and Hrabowski went on to fuse his passion for learning and for equality as he made his life’s work inspiring high academic achievement among student of all races in science and engineering. That passion also brought him from Birmingham to Baltimore, where he has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for more than two decades. While at UMBC, he cofounded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which has been one of the most successful programs for educating African Americans who go on to earn doctorates in the STEM disciplines. Here, Hrabowski offers insights on how he developed and implemented an academic environment that sets high expectations for each student; emphasizes community, group work, and research; encourages a culture of engaged faculty; and sustains results through rigorous evaluation and data analytics.
  In Holding Fast to Dreams, Hrabowski recounts his journey as an educator, a university president, and a pioneer in developing successful, holistic programs for high-achieving student of all races. © 85 pages
  Hardcover published in 2005