|Published: 8:36 AM, 02/21/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Tanner Preservation Committee continues its work to
rescue and preserve the historic Tanner School, one of the few Rosenwald Schools
remaining in America. Many students of the institution used the knowledge and
wisdom gained there as springboards for success in many areas of life. One of
these was Melvin Goodrum, whose career as teacher, coach, and principal in
Arkansas schools earned him honors and respect. In observance of Black History
Month, the Tanner Preservation Committee has shared several of these
autobiographical sketches with us.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs
Melvin Goodrum attended Tanner High School where he
graduated in 1959, then Morristown Junior College in Morristown, Tennessee, and
received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from
Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) in 1964.
Later, Melvin earned a Master of Science Degree in
Education and Administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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