Dr. Marcus Foster
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

People, Politics,Protest & Promise:African Americans in the News

Photo of Marcus Foster, the Superintendent of the Oakland Public Schools, posing with students and teachers. Handwritten on the back: "Front, Stephen Foster, student; Trudy Damperman; Lonnie Chew, teacher; Doug Chew, student; L-R rear, William A. Cox, teacher; Michael Murphy, teacher; Dr. Marcus Foster, Superintendent of Oakland Public Schools; Judy Kennedy, student; Ralph Griffin, V.P. McClymonds; Fredrick Wiest, teacher." Marcus Foster was the Superintendent of the Oakland Public Schools. He had been a school administrator in Philadelphia and became the first African American superintendent in Oakland. Foster was murdered by the Symbionese Liberation Army in November 1973. (same as label text). This photo was not used in the Oakland Tribune.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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