Wilson Bruce Evans

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Wilson Bruce Evans (1866-1918), the son of Henrietta Leary (1827-1908) and Henry Evans (1817-1886) was born in Oberlin, Ohio. He was an educator in Washington, D.C., and physician from an abolitionist family originating in North Carolina. He received his medical degree from Howard University in 1891 before dedicating his career to education endeavors like his sisters, Anna Evans Murray (1857-1955) and Mary P. Evans Wilson (circa1867-1928). He was a teacher in Burrville County Schools, principal of Mott School, Director of Evening Schools in the District of Columbia; and organizer and first principal of Armstrong Manual Training School. Dr. Evans also served as Quartermaster Sergeant in the National Guard of The District of Columbia; retiring as Captain. In 1889 Wilson Bruce Evans married Annie D. Brooks, a teacher he met while teaching at Benning Elementary School. From their union was born Joseph Brooks Evans (1892-?) and future opera performer Lillian Evanti (1890-1967).
circa 1874
1 Photographic print (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches )
Archival materials
Photographic prints
African Americans
Oberlin (Ohio)
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
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Collection Citation
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.414
Wilson Bruce Evans (1866-1918)
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