Dr. Charles Akins, who recently passed away at the age of 84, was a civil rights advocate and much-admired educator in Austin. Dr. Akins was the first black teacher in an Austin school after integration, and the Austin Independent School District's first black principal.
He is the namesake of Akins High School in South Austin.
Several "Old" L.C. Anderson high school graduates wanted to pay tribute to Dr. Akins. Here, they share their fond memories of a legend in Austin's community.
If you would like to share your memories of Dr. Akins, please add them to the comments! We'd love to read them.
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