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Wood, Francis M.

(born: 1878  -  died: 1943) 

Francis Wood was born in Barren County, KY, the son of Fannie Myers Wood and William H. Wood, and a brother to Rev. J. Edmund Wood. He taught in various African American schools in Kentucky and served as principal of Western High School in Paris, KY for 12 years [he lived at 401 Lillleston Avenue in Paris]. He was also president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association (KNEA) for 10 years and of the Kentucky Negro Industrial Institute (now Kentucky State University) from May 1923 to June 1924. In 1925 he became supervisor and later director of the Baltimore Colored Schools. In 1934 he was elected president of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools and established a permanent office in Washington, D.C. Francis M. Wood Alternative High School (Baltimore) is named in his honor. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; "Office of the President Records" in the Kentucky Digital Library; and "Dr. Francis M. Wood, educator, 65, dead," The New York Times, 05/09/1943, p. 40.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America; a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of Negro descent in the United States [1927, 1933-37]
NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)

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