Melvin Edwards, Jr. ,  Dayton, Ohio, 1947
Melvin Edwards, Jr. , Dayton, Ohio, 1947

1937
Born, Melvin Eugene Edwards, Jr., Houston, Texas, May 4,1937, to Thelmarie (Felton) and Melvin Eugene Edwards, Sr. Eldest of four children

1942
Moves to MacNair. Texas Enters first grade at Harlem Elementary School

1944
Moves to Dayton, Ohio Attends Wogaman Elementary School

1949
Returns with family to Houston
Attends E. 0. Smith Junior High School and studies art with Mrs. Sadie Melton

1952
Enters Phyllis Wheatley Senior High School and studies art with Ethel Ladner, architecture with Mr. Thomas
Joins the football, baseball, and swim teams at Wheatley

1954
Wheatley football team wins state championship in Texas Negro Interscholastic Football League