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Halliburton, Cecil D.

(born: 1900  -  died: 1956) 

Cecil D. Halliburton was born in Hickman, KY, the son of George T. and Mattie Halliburton, and he was the husband of Mary Jane Adams Halliburton. A social scientist and journalist, Cecil Halliburton received his A.B. degree from Lincoln University in 1923, attended graduate school at the New York School of Social Work in 1930, and earned an M A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1933. He was a member of the social science department at St. Augustine's College from 1930-1950 (now St. Augustine's University). He became President of Voorhees School and Junior College in 1950 (now Voorhees College). He is the author of History of St. Augustine's College (1937) and served as editor and columnist with the Carolinian (NC) and the Philadelphia Tribune. Cecil Halliburton died in Nashville, TN, in 1956. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: A History of St. Augustine's College, 1867-1937
NKAA Source: Carolinian (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Philadelphia tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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NKAA Entry:  African American Schools in Fulton County, KY

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