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

Russell, Ray Frederick

(born: 1911) 

Born in Adairville, KY, Ray F. Russell was employed at the Agriculture, Mechanical and Normal College in Pine Bluff, AK [now the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff]. He was first head of the history department (1937-1947), then became director of the division of Arts and Sciences in 1947. Russell was also chairman of the social science section of the Arkansas Teachers Association, beginning in 1948. Ray F. Russell was born February 9, 1911, the son of Mamie Conn [source: Kentucky Birth Index], and he was the husband of Mallie Belle Trice Russell, from Paducah, KY, the couple married in 1937 [source: Arkansas County Marriage Index]. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


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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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“Russell, Ray Frederick,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 30, 2021,

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