Cross, Oscar(born: 1906 - died: 1999)
Born in Fulton, KY, Oscar Cross was the first African American juvenile officer in Paducah KY, founding the Boys Club of Paducah in 1949 for African American boys. He served as director for 50 years and is credited as a leader in bringing about the first interracial board of directors of the Boys Club in Paducah, Inc. In 1980, the club was renamed the Oscar Cross Boys Club of Paducah and is now called the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club of Paducah.
For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.