Approval of Negro schools.


Pittsburgh Courier, 13 February 1943.

Edward Morrison Barnes was appointed principal of Darden High School in 1932 and served until 1969.


In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: buggy factory laborer Lemon Barnes, 28; wife Lizzie, 28; and children Edward, 5, Henry E., 3, and Elizabeth, 11 months, plus mother-in-law Rosette Smith, 58.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Atlantic Street, buggy factory laborer Lemon Barnes, 38; wife Lizzie, 37; and children Edward, 14, Alma G., 12, Elizabeth, 10, Ester, 5, and Hattie G., 3.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 913 Green Street, high school principal Edward M. Barnes, 34, and wife Odell, 28, a high school teacher.  That same year, he registered for the World War II draft.


A 1931 graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Barnes received a master’s degree from University of Michigan in 1945.


University of Michigan General Register, Section III, Part XVIII, School of Education (1947).

Edward M. Barnes died 3 October 2003 in Wilson.


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