by Jeremy Pham
Myles Horton Job Title
Death - January 1990 (Age 84)
Environmental Activist and Civil Rights Activist
Family Life and Background
Influencing Event leading to founding Highlander Folk School
Myles Horton becomes a leader.
It took bravery to build a school that violates the laws, trying to bring races together.
Even though he encountered many obstacles, Myles Horton didn't give up and was able to be successful with his school even if it didn't directly stop segregation.
It takes positive thinking with your idea for it to be successful, and Myles Horton did this. He reopened his school after it was shut down, and violated the rules to accomplish his goal.
-His school influenced many leaders, including Martin Luther King
- Highlander Folk School is now "Highlander Research and Education Center."
- The school now focuses on social consequences related to environmental problems.
-Nicknamed "The Father of the Civil Rights Movement"