Martha Louise Morrow Foxx

A Mississippi Historical Marker at Piney Woods School

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Martha Louise Foxx

Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn

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Description 

Born in North Carolina, Martha Louise Morrow Foxx (1902-1985), was educated at the North Carolina School for the Blind and the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. After the Mississippi State Commission for the Blind was created in 1928, Ms.Foxx was chosen as the first teacher for the Colored School for the Blind, once located on the Piney Woods Country Life School campus. Having served as the sole teacher for the school from May 6, 1929 until 1942. Ms. Foxx retired in 1969.

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2011: Added by Jeff Lovorn

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  • Jeff Lovorn - jlovo [at] aol [dot] com