The most recent edition of Montgomery College Television’s (MCTV) “Access to History” program features an in-depth interview with Stan Salett, noted author, policymaker, and civil rights organizer. Salett is the author of the book, “The Edge of Politics: Stories from the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty and the Challenges of School Reform,” and president of the Foundation for the Future of Youth.
“Access to History” is produced by MCTV’s Emmy Award-winning Producer/Director Dan Rankin. An earlier segment of the show, “Holocaust Survivors,” won a 2012 Telly Award for educational programming. “Access to History: Politics & Education Reform” is currently airing on MCTV (channel 10 on most Montgomery County cable providers). You can also watch it on the College’s YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1bIS5f_dPc&feature=youtu.be.
Both an activist and a policy maker, Salett’s career is a journey through civil rights history. He was a key player in many important social innovations including the National Head Start Program and the National Upward Bound program.
Salett served as a staff member to all three Kennedy brothers, as well as on President Bill Clinton’s transition team. He is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Claiborne Pell Award in recognition of his four decades of work in social policy and education at the national level.
Salett now focuses on running a nonprofit foundation, Foundation for the Future of Youth, a division of the Eigen Arnett Educational and Cultural Foundation, based in the greater Washington, DC area.
MCTV creates high-quality, original educational and informational programming and supports the Montgomery College community.
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