Unforgettable Episodes in Fighting Discrimination

  • Katherine Kendall Former Executive Director, Council on Social Work Education

Abstract

Editor's Note: Katherine A. Kendall is one of the founders and former Executive Director of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Currently, she serves as volunteer consultant and honorary life member of the CSWE Board of Directors and Intemational Commission. In addition, she is the retired Secretary General of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and currently serves as Honorary President and honorary life member of the Board of Directors. Dr Kendall is the author of numerous books and scholarly works on social work and social work education, the most recent (2002) of which is Council on Social Work Education: Its Antecedents and First Twenty Years. In this narrative, Dr Kendall shares for the first time in publication historically significant recollections about her early work with poor and disenfranchised Black clients as a social worker in Louisiana during segregation, and her later work at CSWE with Whitney Young, Jr. in developing the first organizational policies and accreditation standards prohibiting schools of social work from discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, and creed.

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