John R. Fleming Aug. 13, 1912–Feb. 5, 1998

Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by in Hall of Fame, People

John R. Fleming, a former vocational agriculture teacher and assistant principal, was the first African-American to serve on the Hanover County School Board, serving from 1977 to 1981. An early proponent of what was known then as the vocational curriculum, Mr. Fleming’s support and encouragement influenced hundreds of students, effectively steering them to college and successful careers following high school.

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