Teacher, school administrator. Born– March 7, 1893, Hollins. Parents– William and Lucy (Wilson) Carmichael. Married– Elnora Reed Blanchard, October 9, 1926. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1914; Columbia University, A.M., 1924, Harvard University, A.M., 1957; Yale University, A.M., 1957.  Teacher in Tallapoosa County, 1911-14; in Selma, 1914-1926; Superintendent of Schools in Tampa, 1926-30; in Lynchburg, Va., 1932-45; in Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1960. Led the Louisville school system when it was first integrated; introduced a freedom-of-choice approach which was widely copied throughout the South.  Taught in summer sessions at many institutions including the University of Florida, the University of Alabama, Duke University , and the University of Louisville. President of the Alabama Education Association. Member of the American Association of School Administrators and other professional and civic organizations. Recipient of the Fiorella H. LaGuardia award, 1957; Brotherhood Award from the National Council of Christian and Jews, 1958.   Dartmouth College, L.H.D.; University of Kentucky, LL.D., 1957. Died January 9, 1960.


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The Louisville Story. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1957.