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Name:    Vashon, John Boyer
Category:  African-American Experience, Education
Born/Started:    1859
Died/Ended:    1924
Description:    John Boyer Vashon, born in 1859, was the son of George B. Vashon. John was a teacher and principal in the St. Louis Public Schools for 34 years. While principal of Colored School No. 10 in 1887 (also known as Cheltenham Colored School, and later Vashon Elementary School), he provided leadership to help organize a YMCA for African-Americans. Vashon died in 1924. (Wright)



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