Norward Roussell

 

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: civil rights pioneer and the first black school superintendent in Selma, Alabama in the 1980's and early 1990's who hoped to equalize educational opportunity for all Selma's students but was fired in 1990 amid racial animosities, protests, and a school boycott that recalled the historic Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march of 1965.

 

 

Cause of Death: Myelodysplastic syndrome

 

Born: July 11, 1934

 

Died: October 13, 2014

 

Location: Selma, Alabama