Item #76587 MOONLIGHT SCHOOLS: For the Emancipation of Adult Illiterates. Cora Wilson Stewart.

MOONLIGHT SCHOOLS: For the Emancipation of Adult Illiterates

New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo: xiv, [2], 194 p. with a frontispiece and 25 illustrations. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Minor dust staining to the top edge. In the uncommon dust jacket, which is toned along the spine and folds with some general edgewear; else very good.

Stewart (1875-1958) was Progressive Era social reformer and educator known for her work to eliminate adult illiteracy. In 1911, she became the first woman to be elected president of the Kentucky Education Association. That same year she founded the first Moonlight School in Rowan County. Illiterate adults studied at night in the same schools where their children were taught during the day. In 1914, the state created a commission to extend Moonlight Schools to all counties. In the following two years, 40,000 Kentuckians were taught to read and write. Similar programs were started in 18 states. Very good / Very good. Item #76587

Price: $150.00

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