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ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA—In celebration of Black History Month, the Rockdale County Board of Education on Thursday, Feb. 15, paid tribute to five community leaders for their historic contributions to Rockdale’s public school system. The group of “first African-Americans” included: The late Sandra L. Rosser, the first African-American elected to the…
Rockdale County Board of Education honors five trailblazers at Black History Month celebration
ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA—In celebration of Black History Month, the Rockdale County Board of Education on Thursday, Feb. 15, paid tribute to five community leaders for their historic contributions to Rockdale’s public school system.
The group of “first blacks” included:
- The late Sandra L. Roesser, the first African-American elected to the Rockdale Board of Education, serving from 1993-1996.
- Rockdale native E.R. Shipp, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and community historian, who co-founded the online organization, Black Heritage of Rockdale County
- Tolbert Morris, Jr.,the first African-American male elected to the Board of Education, a published author of children’s books and founder of Helping Hands Outreach community health center
- Dr. Samuel T. King, who became the first African-American superintendent of Rockdale County Public Schools in July 1, 2005, serving in the position for seven years
- Katrina McCollum Young, the first African-American chair of the Rockdale County Board of Education and first African-American female president of the Georgia School Boards Association
Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Oatts presented framed resolutions honoring the three women and two men. Family members accepted the resolutions on behalf of three of the honorees:
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