|Birth:||30 April 1908|
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Age:||112 years, 152 days|
Ruth Apilado was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 30 April 1908. Her mother, Clara Mays, was a homemaker, and her father, Stewart Mays, was a postal worker. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1925, Apilado attended Chicago Teachers College, where she earned her teaching certificate in 1928.
After becoming a teacher, Apilado was hired by the Chicago public schools, and she worked as an elementary school teacher until 1973. During that time, she was exposed to the world of magazine publishing, having spent 1942 as the editor of the Negro Youth Photo Scripts Magazine (NYPS). Following her retirement from the Chicago public schools, Apilado returned to the publishing world, founding America’s Intercultural Magazine (AIM), in 1973. The magazine, published quarterly, was founded to help purge racism from society and to establish a scholarship fund for underprivileged youth.
Today, Apilado is an associate editor of AIM, and regularly contributes to the magazine.
Ruth Apilado currently lives in Washington.
- Ruth Apilado's Biography The HistoryMakers
- 109th Birthday Facebook Post, 30 April 2019
- 110th Birthday Facebook Post, 29 April 2018
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