Marcus Foster

Educator, Person or entity appearing in film

1923 – 1973

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Who was Marcus Foster?

Marcus Albert Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Associate Superintendent of Schools in Philadelphia, and as the first black Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. Foster was murdered in 1973 by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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Born
Mar 31, 1923
Athens
Also known as
  • Marcus A. Foster
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Oakland
  • Philadelphia
Died
Nov 6, 1973
Oakland
Resting place
Mountain View Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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