Adaku Onyeka-Crawford Making History

Posted on March 3, 2020


I want you to meet someone I admire. She makes Women’s History at National Women’s Law Center. She writes a blog where she explains, in plain language, how U.S. law and policy impacts education for girls and women.

Adaku Onyeka-Crawford is Director of Educational Equity & Senior Counsel. Her work focuses on promoting educational attainment and empowerment for girls and women—particularly for marginalized girls, pregnant and parenting students, and girls of color. She also advocates for policies that fight sexual harassment and violence in school. Before joining NWLC as a fellow, Adaku received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.

In her post, “Celebrating Black History Month in Five Podcasts on Educational Equity,” Adaku writes:

Growing up, my parents always instilled in me that getting a quality education would put me on the path to success. It’s the reason why I’ve dedicated my time at NWLC to educational justice, namely uplifting the voices and needs of Black girls and women. In fact, Black women and girls have played crucial and central roles with many social justice movements in the United States. To celebrate Black History Month and shine a light on some of my favorite podcasts, here are five rarely told stories of educational justice featuring Black women or girls.

I am grateful for the work that Adaku Onyeka-Crawford is doing at the National Women’s Law Center. I am grateful for the National Women’s Law Center. No photo description available.

I look forward to listening to “Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment – Revisionist History.” I have thought about the Brown vs. Board decision and the consequences of it for decades. I visited the historic Monroe School in Topeka, KS, , now a National Park.

I hope you will take a look at Onyeka-Crawford’s writing and give a listen to some of the podcasts she suggests. Both are rich sources of information for our antiracist and gender-equality work.

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Thanks for reading!