McDonald Hughes, 1908 - 1984

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Title

McDonald Hughes, 1908 - 1984

Subject

Educators
African-American--History--Tuscaloosa

Description

McDonald Hughes made his mark on education in Tuscaloosa, serving as principal of Druid High School, the city's all-black high school, for more than 32 years. Over his career, he made a significant impact on career education across the state. The McDonald Hughes Center stands in his honor.

In 1968, Hughes was one of 25 secondary school principals to tour six European countries to observe school system there.

In 1980 he was selected to serve a two-year term as trustee for the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

In 1983, he chaired the planning committee working with the Charles Kettering Foundation of Dayton, Ohio, to plan a National Issues Forum in Tuscaloosa. In 1986 Troy State University selected him for induction into the Educational Leadership Hall of Fame.

Hughes died in 1992 at 84 years of age and was inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame in 2001, the first year of the award that was designed to honor citizens who made long-term, significant contributions to the development of the county while at the same time celebrating the community's history and heritage.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1103

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph