The Crusade Against Illiteracy in the United States: The Life and Times of Cora Wilson Stewart
Cora Wilson Stewart was one of the most widely known authorities on adult illiteracy in the United States during the first third of the twentieth century. Long before it became popular to decry the problem of adult illiteracy, she was leading public crusades to solve this problem. She gained national and international fame while helping thousands of adults learn the basic skills of reading and writing. In this program, Willie Nelms describes the life and times of Cora Wilson Stewart and the literacy movement. Nelms also focuses on her role as a woman and examines society’s changing view of the importance of reading. Compelling photographs from the period attach a human face to this remarkable story.