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Albert “Al” Thompson

Albert Thompson

Albert “Al” Thompson was the first African American to be appointed Superintendent of the Buffalo, New York Public Schools.  This file contains personal papers that were kept by Mr. Thompson and his wife Mrs. Freddie Mae Thompson.  Mrs Thompson kept a clipping file that spans the period that her husband served as School Superintendent.  Mrs. Sharon Holley arranged for Mrs. Thompson to place the records and 20 photographs on loan to be microfilmed and scanned. 

The records were prepared for microfilming by Mrs. Freddie Mae Fordham and Monroe Fordham. The filming was done by Kelly Allen, Buffalo State College student.  The filming was done in the Buffalo State College Monroe Fordham Regional History Center.  The student was paid from a New York State grant.

Click here for an index to the microfilmed records.

Click here for an index of the photos related to the Albert Thompson files at the centre.


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