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Barbara T. BOWMAN

American Barbara T. BOWMAN

born Barbara TAYLOR

Award-winning African-American early childhood education expert/advocate, professor, and author

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 30, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  (90 years)


Bowman was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Her grandfather was architect Robert Robinson Taylor, and her father, Robert Rochon Taylor, was on the board of the Chicago Housing Authority. After receiving a B.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College, she began teaching at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools' nursery school, while simultaneously earning her M.A. degree in education from the University of Chicago in 1952. She went on to teach at preschools and elementary schools.

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