I know our classmate Mattie (Carol) Hall is very proud, another honor for her family! From the current KHS Alumni newsletter sent via email:
Kirkwood School District Foundation’s KTOC Scholarship
Receives Donation from KHS Alumni in Honor of Reverend William Edward
students will benefit from a $5,000 donation by Henry Edward Hall in
honor of his father, Rev. William Edward Hall. Rev. Hall was a product
of Kirkwood’s Booker T. Washington School and became principal of the
school and an active leader in the local civil rights movement.
Booker T. Washington School opened in 1870 on Adams near Geyer Rd. to
serve the community’s African-American children. Rev. Hall, who was born
in Kirkwood in 1912, attended Booker T. Washington School for all of
his local public education. He then pursued higher education, graduating
from Lincoln University in Jefferson City with a Bachelor’s in
Education, from New York University with a Master’s in Vocational
Guidance & Counseling and extending his studies to St. Louis’ Stowe
Teachers College and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New
York. In Kirkwood, he served as principal of the Booker T. Washington
school twice, once from 1940-1942 and again from 1946-1948. In June
1950, the school closed and the students were transferred to the J.
Milton Turner School in Meacham Park.
The Kirkwood School
District Foundation (KSDF) Named Awards program is one of many ways KSDF
works to enrich the lives of Kirkwood students.
For more about Rev. Hall and KSDF's Named Awards visit our website.
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Rev. William Edward Hall in 1944
(From left) - Stephanie Collet, KSDF Executive
Director; Roberta McWoods, Master Mentor for KTOC; Mildred Jones,
William Halls’ sister-in-law; Jeremy Mapp, KSD Executive Director of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion who is displaying a 1943 picture of Rev.
Hall; and Mary Loida, KSDF President
Henry Edward Hall, KHS Class of 1969
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