Daring to Educate The Legacy of the Early Spelman College Presidents (9781579221096) Yolanda L. Watson, Sheila T. Gregory, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Johnnetta B. Cole

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Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (June 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1579221092
ISBN-13: 978-1579221096

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8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
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