From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Martin, Marion A.

(born: 1904  -  died: 1990) 

Born in Illinois, Martin taught at Jackson Junior High School in Louisville, KY from 1933-1962. He was the only African American teacher at Ahrens Night School and the first at duPont-Manual High School in 1962 (both in Louisville).

Martin was named Teacher of the Year in 1963. He served for 25 years on the Louisville City Textbook Commission.

Marion Martin was the son of Mary and Alexander Martin. For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.

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“Martin, Marion A.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 13, 2024,

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