Frances Brock Starms (1914–2012)

  • Kaylah Y’vanti HolmesEmail author
  • Andrea D. Lewis


This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of educator and poet, Frances Brock Starms. Ms. Starms was an influential early childhood educator and leader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She led several Head Start initiatives and worked as a college professor. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Ms. Starms had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices in twentieth-century America.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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