Fannie Postell was a renowned educator in the area. She was a 1890 graduate of Berea College and started her teaching career at the Jackson Street School and later became the school’s principal.
In 1907, she was elected as Superintendent of the city colored schools.
Attucks High School, the only black high school in Hopkinsville, was built in 1916 and operated until 1967. Postell was the principal of Attucks from 1927-1934. Fannie Mae Bronson Postell was married to Peter Postell, Jr., who also served on the school board for many terms.
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