McClaurin on “Retaking the Indomitable Spirit” on Janus Adams Show

Originally aired: May 20, 2017
  • President of Shaw University
  • Chief Diversity Officer at TEACH FOR AMERICA
  • Senior Faculty, Federal Executive Institute
  • Program Officer, The Ford Foundation

For three decades,  Dr. IRMA McCLAURIN, PhD, has helped transform the lives of adults and children through her work as a scholar and a top educational leader on the national scene.  She’s also a poet, award-winning columnist, and creator of the newly established Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

No stranger to winds of change, she gained national attention for her leadership skills as President of Shaw University when a tornado ripped through the campus, tearing the roof off the student union. Miraculously, no one was killed.  But thousands were devastated – all dependent upon her guidance through the storm.  Here, in the midst of raging political storms, we asked: how can upheaval can be a catalyst for creativity?​

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​Tags: Resilience, Leadership, Creativity, FEI, Ford Foundation, Shaw University, Teach for America, UMASS, Amherst, Feminist, Motivation, Inspiration


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