Jacqueline B. Vaughn

Jacqueline B. Vaughn was an American Chicago public school special education teacher and labor leader, who went on to "lead one of the mightiest unions in the country." Mrs. Vaughn had the distinction of being the first woman and African American of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). Elected in 1984 which she served until her death in 1994.  Under her leadership, the Chicago Teachers Union conducted the longest strike in Chicago's history, 19 days. In addition, Mrs. Vaughn initiated education reform and restructuring initiatives through the establishment of the CTU Quest Center, professional development for public school teachers.

Mrs. Vaughn also served as President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers from 1989-1994 and as the Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers.

"A courageous and tireless champion for men and women working in our most noble profession, teaching," ~Mayor Richard M. Daley

A photograph of Vaughn from the November 1984 issue of Chicago–based Ebony Magazine.

Jacqueline B. Vaughn Legacy Wall 

Become a donor of the Jacqueline B. Vaughn Legacy Wall located in the Chicago Teachers Union Center Union Hall. 

Presidents Circle $750

Includes honoree’s full name, education specialty, years of service, black & white photo profile on plaque, (2) discounted events,  added to CTF’s mailing list, and official donor.

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Union Alliance $500

Includes honoree’s full name, education specialty, years of service, discounted event, added to CTF’s mailing list, and official donor.

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Educators Roundtable $250

Includes honoree’s full name, years of service and/or specialty, t-shirt and/or mug, added to CTF’s mailing list, and official donor.

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