IPS to dedicate science room for Manona Martin

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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.