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

Strauss, Mattye O.

(born: 1886  -  died: 1962) 

Strauss was born in Paducah, KY. She was a schoolteacher for 14 years before becoming assistant principal of Lincoln High School in Paducah, then served as principal of Garfield School beginning in 1928. While at Garfield she organized a number of clubs. She sought funding to provide needy children with free lunches; an additional two snacks per day were given to underweight children. Strauss was awarded the Kentucky State Life Certificate for her outstanding work. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1941-1944.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of African descent in America : 1941-to-1944

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NKAA Entry:  African American Schools in Paducah and McCracken County, KY

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