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First African-American assistant superintendent for Muscogee schools dies

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A photo on display the public education center shows Lindsey at his desk. A photo on display the public education center shows Lindsey at his desk.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The first African-American assistant superintendent in Muscogee County has passed away.

Dr. Eddie T. Lindsey, Jr. died Monday school officials said in an e-mail sent out to the Carver High School community.  Dr. Lindsey is credited with developing and publishing the first policy manual and student behavior code booklet for the school district. It is still being used today. He was also the first to integrate the 1200 Bradley Drive Administration Building as an administrator and the first African-American teacher to get a six-year certificate.

Dr. Lindsey was a graduate of Spencer High School. He attended Savannah State University where he received a degree in education. He went on to further his college education and received a Masters Degree from Atlanta University and a Doctorate of Education in 1978 from Auburn University.

Before serving as the district's assistant superintendent, he worked as a teacher at Carver Heights and an English teacher at Spencer High School. He was also assistant principal at Carver Elementary from 1964-1966. From 1966-1967 Dr. Lindsey served as Principal at Marshall Jr. High School before serving eight years as principal at Spencer High School.

Dr. Lindsey was named the assistant superintendent for policy and procedures in 1975. In 1980 he became the assistant superintendent for policy and student services. He retired on June 30, 1991.

His love for education extended to his family. Dr. Lindsay's wife, Constance, is a Muscogee County School District retired educator. His oldest son Eddie is Coordinator of Edgewood Alternative School and his youngest son, Christopher, is Principal of G.W. Carver High School.

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