Dr. Susan C. Faircloth (an enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina) is professor and director of the School of Education at Colorado State University. As one of the few American Indian scholars in the field of educational leadership and administration, a first generation college graduate, the daughter of parents who graduated from the first American Indian elementary and secondary school in their community, and a southerner who experienced the deep and lasting effects of racism, Dr. Faircloth engages in scholarship, teaching and service aimed at improving the educational conditions and subsequent life outcomes of those who have been historically marginalized and disenfranchised by the educational system.
Columbus Day celebrations in the United States – meant to honor the legacy of the man credited with “discovering” the New World – are almost as old as the nation itself. The earliest known Columbus Day celebration took place on Oct. 12, 1792, on the 300th anniversary of his landing. But since the 1990s, a […]