SAGINAW AREA AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL FIRSTS

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the  NAACP Saginaw Branch.  In commemoration of this significant milestone, the Saginaw Branch extends recognition to Area African-Americans whose accomplishments represent significant historical firsts for this community.

 

Lady Margaret Haithco Groves   Teacher for the Saginaw Public Schools 1946

 

Frances E. Carter 1st Principal in the Saginaw Public Schools 1965

 

Ruben Daniels Saginaw Board of Education Trustee 1967-1993

 

Dr. Gerald D. Dawkins Superintendent Saginaw Public Schools 2001-2008

 

Charles Coles Varsity Head Coach Saginaw Public Schools 1972-1982

 

Jacqueline Creed-Bowman Homecoming Queen Saginaw High School 1965

 

Marva McCray-Gordon Homecoming Queen Buena Vista High School 1965

 

Dr. Kayte Fearn 1st Principal Saginaw High School 1971

 

Pamela Stuckey Homecoming Queen Arthur Hill High School 1985

 

Nathaniel McClain 1st Principal Arthur Hill High School 2008

 

Leola Wilson Female to serve on Saginaw Intermediate School Board   1977-Present – Female to serve on SVSU Board of Trustees   2005-2013

 

Sylvester Stephens Male  serve on Delta College Board of Trustee 1971-72

 

Marcia Marsh-Goffney Female serve on Delta College Board of Trustees 1997-2001

 

Wade McCree, Jr. Male to serve on SVSU Board of Trustees 1966-67

 

Lucille Turnstall First female faculty member at SVSU 1965-67

 

Dr. Guy Lee, Jr. First male faculty, administrator & Dean at SVSU 1970-1995

 

Paul Leek First to achieve tenure & Full Professor at Delta College 1970

 

John A. Wagner First  faculty member at Delta College 1961

 

Joseph Powe Male to serve on Saginaw Intermediate School Board 1985-Pres

 

Adelaide Robinson First graduate from Saginaw High School 1898

 

Vivian Keys-Brown Female to serve as Superintendent Buena of Vista Schools 1996-2001

 

Dr. James B. Smith First African American Superintendent in Saginaw County

 

Male to serve as Superintendent of Buena Vista Schools 1978-1986

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