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 Thomas Oscar Fuller

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Thomas Oscar Fuller

Birth
Franklinton, Franklin County, North Carolina, USA
Death
21 Jun 1942 (aged 74)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot
Section F, Div. 1
Memorial ID
52652883 View Source

State Senator, Minister, Teacher, Historian. He received his B.A and Masters degree from Shaw University. As a young man a Baptist minister and a teacher. In 1898 he was elected to the North Carolina State Senate. By 1900 he moved to Memphis, TN and became minister of the first Colored Baptist Church. In 1902 he was named principal of Howe Institute. He worked to improve the lives of African Americans by promoting a sense of pride and stressed education. He helped establish a Memphis chapter of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. In 1931 he took a hiatus and started researching and writing. His published books include Pictorial History of the American Negro, History of the Negro Baptists in Tennessee, Bridging the Racial Chasms and The Story of the Church Life Among Negroes in Memphis. He emerged as one of the most prolific African American history writers in Tennessee. T.O. Fuller State Park in Memphis Tennessee is named after him.

State Senator, Minister, Teacher, Historian. He received his B.A and Masters degree from Shaw University. As a young man a Baptist minister and a teacher. In 1898 he was elected to the North Carolina State Senate. By 1900 he moved to Memphis, TN and became minister of the first Colored Baptist Church. In 1902 he was named principal of Howe Institute. He worked to improve the lives of African Americans by promoting a sense of pride and stressed education. He helped establish a Memphis chapter of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. In 1931 he took a hiatus and started researching and writing. His published books include Pictorial History of the American Negro, History of the Negro Baptists in Tennessee, Bridging the Racial Chasms and The Story of the Church Life Among Negroes in Memphis. He emerged as one of the most prolific African American history writers in Tennessee. T.O. Fuller State Park in Memphis Tennessee is named after him.

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