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Horton, Myles, 1905-1990

Biography:

"Myles F. Horton, a founder and director of both the Highlander Folk School and the Highlander Research and Education Center, was a progressive educator whose programs not only contributed significantly to the labor and Civil Rights movements, but also made him a controversial figure in Tennessee and the South for most of his adult life."--"Myles Falls Horton 1905-1990," The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved January 11, 2008: http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/.

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