Honorable Mentions – Who’s Who of the Colored Race 1915

23 Aug

While browsing the book Who’s Who of the Colored Race published in 1915 I came across an entry mentioning Ripley, TN. The entry belongs to Edward Bailey, son of Edward and Peggy Bailey of Brownsville, TN. Edward left Brownsville, attended Fisk University and became very successful in the field of education. He married Fannie Virginia Perdue of Ripley, TN in 1894. Together they had 4 children. Edward Bailey went on to become the principal of Bruce High School in Dyersburg, TN. He also worked at Lane College, was principal of Covington Grammar School in Covington, TN, and also worked as principal of Gibbons High School in Paris, TX. He was a member of the National Teachers Education Association and the Tennessee Teachers Association.

– Tiffany

SOURCE:

Who’s Who of the Colored Race Volume One 1915. Ed. Frank L. Mather. University of Michigan, 1915. 15. Google Books. Web. 23 Aug. 2011. <http://books.google.com/books/about/Who_s_who_of_the_colored_race.html?id=RFZ2AAAAMAAJ&gt;.
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One Response to “Honorable Mentions – Who’s Who of the Colored Race 1915”

  1. Dennis June 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    My grandfather used to be the custodian at the old Ripley Grammar School (it was burned down by arson). Do you have any photos or info on it? I went to school there and it was unlike any other. Now schools lack any character (in their building style). V

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