Matthew Washington Bullock

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Matthew Washington Bullock

Birth
Dabney, Vance County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Dec 1972 (aged 91)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 177160582 · View Source
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Matthew W. Bullock
Born September 11, 1881 Dabney, North Carolina
Died December 17, 1972 (aged 91)
Matthew Washington Bullock (September 11, 1881 – December 17, 1972) was an American football player and coach, college professor and administrator, and lawyer. Played high school football at Everett High School in Everett, Massachusetts and was captain-coach in 1899, becoming presumably the first African-American to coach a predominantly white high school. He served as the head football coach at Massachusetts Agricultural College—now the University of Massachusetts Amherst—in 1904 (becoming presumably the first African-American to coach a predominantly white college) and again from 1907 to 1908, at Morehouse College from 1909 to 1911, and at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University from 1924 to 1926.
Bullock was born on September 11, 1881 to two former slaves. His family moved to Massachusetts, where he attended Everett High School. Bullock enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1900. At Dartmouth he played on the varsity football team for three years and ran track for four. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1904, Bullock attended Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1907. He taught economics and sociology at Morehouse and was a dean at Alabama A&M. Bullock practiced law in Atlanta and Boston. In 1927, Alvan T. Fuller, Governor of Massachusetts, appointed Bullock to the State Board of Parole and the Advisory Board of Pardons. In 1945, James Forrestal, United States Secretary of the Navy, appointed Bullock to a commission to study racial conditions among enlisted men in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. The commission's report initiated racial integration in the United States Navy.


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  • Added: 9 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177160582
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