IPS to dedicate science room for Manona Martin


Indianapolis Public Schools announced it will honor educator Mrs. Manona Martin.

Martin made history as the first African American teacher at IPS James Whitcomb Riley, School #43 following the landmark decision in Brown v. The Board of Education in 1955. IPS is honoring her memory by dedicating a science room in her name at the school Oct. 7 from 1-2 p.m.

As an educator, Martin was known for inspiring students “to be trailblazers and innovative thinkers,” according to a press release. In addition to Martin, a music room will be dedicated to Mrs. Patricia Mack, who served as a music teacher for nearly 40 years.

The dedications will take place at School #43, 150 W. 40th St., on Oct. 7 from 1-2 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Vance Paschal (773) 447-8375 or Sabae Martin (214) 356-8310.