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Cora Wilson Stewart

illiteracy movement

Most notable female advocate for adult literacy Cora Wilson Stewart
God-given destiny Empower those adults who can't read
Location of birthplace, 1875 Farmers, Kentucky
Where her teacher training began Morehead Normal School
Name of the grassroots movement for adults to attend Moonlight Schools
What year the school opened 1911
How many original attendees 1200
Materials used to teach reading Rowan County Messenger, newspaper
Graduation requirement To write a letter and read the first lesson
The age she became Superintendent of Schools 26 years old
President of what local educational association Kentucky Educational Association
Book series that highlighted student's letters Country Life Readers, First book 1915
Selective Service findings during WW1 on the number military soldiers that couldn't read 30,000 men
The name of the book to teach illiterate military recruits The Soldiers First Book
Delegate to which National Convention Democratic National Convention, 1920
Who elected her to chair the national Advisory Committee on Illiteracy Pres. Herbert Hoover
Estimated number of illiterate Americans today 32 million
Created by: lperr