Brother Crumes is a retired Jefferson County Assistant Principal of Waggener High School and a father of two-a daughter and son. A graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelors in Industrial Education and a Masters of Education in Language Arts, Fred led the way in his family as the first person to receive a college degree. As an undergraduate student he was a part of the school choir and performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Kate Smith Show, and even the famous Ed Sullivan Show.
Post study Fred was assigned to the 398th Engineering Company at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri and left as a First Lieutenant.
Fred has had a number of accomplishments over his many years. He was the first Black teacher at Parkland Junior High School (Lyman T. Johnson Middle School) and would keep that record for two years. He went on to become the first Black assistant principal at Westport High School. Not to let his record stop, he also became the first Black to serve as Director of Housekeeping Services for the Louisville Board of Education.
In addition to his membership in the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Fred is also a member of the Ye Ole Esquire Club, and served as Recording Secretary for 30 years.
When you see him around, stop and talk to him. He's got plenty of great stories!
-Bro. Michael Branch