Your pioneer’s name: Josh B Turnernot only their birth date but what was happening during their time period especially during their work: Jim Crow laws coming into affect What racial or ethnic group are the affiliated with Organizations or associations: NACW (national association of colored women , NAACP (national association for the advancement of colored peopleKey issues (who are they working with?) “Uplifting the race”Other unique facts she was disappointed she didn’t become a writer You need to check who the authors of books are make sure they are social workersHow has it been written Also government agencies : department of social and health services (maybe they sparked a program)Follow up on their work What university? Where did they get their degree? (fits under organizations and associations) High School: encyclopedia? Neighborhood organization for community action / John B. Turner, editorJohn B TurnerJohn Turner, former UNC dean and social work trailblazer, passes awayJohn B. Turner, Ph.D., whose career in social work spanned more than 40 years and whose efforts and leadership helped earn national recognition for the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died on Jan. 30. He
was 86. Turner, a writer, scholar and teacher who devoted his life to community organization, social activism and social work education, had been recovering from a fall last year. Turner joined the UNC faculty in 1974 as the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Social Work. He was named school dean in 1981 -- becoming the first African-American dean at the University -- and remained in the position until his retirement in 1992. Turner is largely credited for mapping out the graduate program’s road to prominence, including the construction of a $10 million building in Chapel Hill. That site -- the school’s current home -- still bears his name today and was the first academic building on campus to be named for an African-American; it also acknowledges the services of John A. “Jack” Tate, a Charlotte businessman and longtime social justice advocate who died late last year, and the late Charles Kuralt, an award-winning TV journalist. Turner, who developed the school’s first development office and worked diligently to broaden the minority student presence, earned national and international honors over the course of his career.
“John was a pioneer in social work education and at UNC in so many ways,” said current social work Dean Jack Richman, who was hired by Turner in 1983 as an assistant dean. “Even through his retired years, John remained connected and involved in the school. We often met for lunch, and he offered his advice and counsel concerning the development and life of the school. I will miss Dean Turner as will everyone who had the good fortune to know and work with him.”A native of Fort Valley, Ga., Turner studied engineering, played football and sang in a quartet at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, before deciding that he wanted to be a pilot. During World War II,