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F. Blanche Foster

F. Blanche Foster, American writer. Named Outstanding Woman Indiana, Indiana Black Caucus, 1975; recipient Outstanding Community Achievement award, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1976. Member of American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, People to People, Vigo County Retired Teachers Association.

Background

  • Foster, F. Blanche was born on January 6, 1919 in Centerville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of L. George and F. Blanche Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Tennessee State University, 1940. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Atlanta University, 1947. Master of Arts in Library Science, University Michigan, 1953.

    Career

    • Library. Sam Houston College, 1947—1950. Library lecturer Detroit Public Schools, 1951—1970. Lecturer University Ibadan Nigeria, 1971—1973.

      Library South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1974—1981. Active member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Young Women’s Christian Association, African-American Museum, Detroit, Your Heritage House, Detroit.

    Works

    • Dahomey, (A first book)
    • Traces the history of Dahomey and discusses the people, religions, arts, customs, and modern problems of this African nation that gained independence in 1960.
    • Dahomey, (A first book)
    • Traces the history of Dahomey and discusses the people, religions, arts, customs, and modern problems of this African nation that gained independence in 1960.
    • Author: Dahomey, 1971.

    Membership

    Member of American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, People to People, Vigo County Retired Teachers Association.

    Connections

    • father: L. George
    • mother: F. Blanche Foster
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    Nationality
    • 1940
      Tennessee State University
    • 1947
      Atlanta University
    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1947 - 1950
      Library Sam Houston College
    • 1951 - 1970
      library lecturer, Detroit Public Schools
    • 1971 - 1973
      lecturer, University Ibadan Nigeria
    • 1974 - 1981
      library South Vigo High School
      Terre Haute, Indiana, United States