Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Omar Thomas Daniels

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Thu, 01/22/2009




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20 minutes. Omar Thomas Daniels was the first African-American teacher to teach in the Oldham County High School in 1976. As a child in LaGrange, Omar attended the LaGrange Training School for black children until her father sent her to the white LaGrange Elementary School in 1961 for her 7th and 8th grade years. She graduated from Kentucky State University in 1971 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Omar is retired and lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Current pursuits: "I am going to continue with my mentoring [in the DeKalb County, Georgia Violence Prevention Program] and in a few months, I will be going into training as an advocate with the Juvenile Justice System."

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