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Birth Year : 1906
Death Year : 1999
Born in Fulton, KY, Oscar Cross was the first African American juvenile officer in Paducah, founding the Boys Club of Paducah in 1949 for African American boys. He served as director for 50 years and is credited as a leader in bringing about the first interracial board of directors of the Boys Club in Paducah, Inc. In 1980, the club was renamed the Oscar Cross Boys Club of Paducah. For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.
See photo image and additional information about Oscar Cross at Great Black Kentuckians, a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights website.
Subjects: Civic Leaders, Corrections and Police
Geographic Region: Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky / Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky