Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Endowment for Progressive Thought Fund

We invite you to support publications featuring progressive thought.

William Brooks, a retired chair of the Composition-Theory Division in the School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, established the Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Endowment for Progressive Thought Fund in honor of his parents. Howard was a mathematics and science teacher and later superintendent of the Amity school district, which embraced Orange, Woodbridge, and Bethany, Connecticut, while Marjorie was an avid horticulturist and Life Judge in the National Garden Club. Both Howard and Marjorie were passionate environmentalists, lifelong educators, and advocates for an inclusive, just society. This fund supports publications featuring progressive thought, broadly conceived and embracing works on education, the environment, intellectual history, music, labor, and related fields.

Howard D. and Marjorie I.Brooks

Books supported by the Brooks Fund:

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole (2018)

To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian MoveŽments for Social Justice by Jessica Wilkerson (2018)

 

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