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Name:    Waring, Oscar Minor
Category:  African-American Experience, Education
Born/Started:    1837
Died/Ended:    1911
Detailed Description:
Oscar Waring was a lawyer and teacher who became the first black principal of Sumner High School in 1879. Waring was a gifted linguist who spoke fluent German, French, Spanish, and Italian. Waring Elementary School at 25 South Compton was named in his honor.

Normal School Opens at Sumner High School



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