From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Fouse, William Henry

(born: 1868  -  died: 1944) 

William H. Fouse was the first African American graduate of Otterbein College in Ohio. He served as principal of William Grant High School in Covington, Russell School in Lexington, and was the first principal of old Dunbar High School as well as supervisor of African American schools in Lexington, KY. He developed the Bluegrass Oratorical Association and the Bluegrass Athletic Association. He was married to Elizabeth R. Fouse. For more see Fouse Family Papers in the Kentucky Digital Library, and Who's Who of the Colored Race. A general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent, vol. 1, edited by F. L. Mather. See also, the three files labeled "Fouse Papers (W. H. Fouse)" in the Fayette County section of Box 7 of the Kentucky Education Collection, Series I.


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NKAA Entry: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: Fouse, Elizabeth B. Cook
NKAA Source: Who's who of the colored race : a general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent, v.1 (1915)
NKAA Source: Kentucky Education Collection, Series 1 (archives)

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NKAA Entry:  Fouse, Elizabeth B. Cook
NKAA Entry:  Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry:  University of Kentucky, African American Teachers, Extension Courses

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“Fouse, William Henry,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 17, 2017, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/386.

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