Mr. NixWho is Roscoe Nix?

"Blessings come to people through someone else's help or through some unknown entity.  Because of that, it is our obligation to use whatever it is that one of us has to help those who are less fortunate or who may be afraid to speak for themselves."
--Roscoe R. Nix 

Roscoe R. Nix spent most of his life helping those less fortunate and providing a voice for those who may be afraid to speak for themselves.  Mr. Nix took on many roles to be that voice.  He provided distinguished leadership in public education in Montgomery County for decades.  Mr. Nix served on the Montgomery County Board of Education from 1974 to 1978, being only the second African-American to win election.  He sought improved educational opportunities and early childhood initiatives to support increased local resources for Head Start, Title I and lower class size in the elementary grades.

Roscoe R. Nix also served as president of the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP from 1980 to 1990.  During his NAACP tenure, he conceived the idea and was instrumental in creating the African American Festival of Academic Excellence, which celebrates academic achievements of African American Students.

Roscoe R. Nix was married for over 50 years to Emma Nix.  They had two daughters and three grandchildren. 

 

Mr. Roscoe Russa Nix passed away on January 4, 2012.  He will be missed by many.

 

 

Mr. Roscoe Russa Nix

June 22, 1921 - January 4, 2012

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