The Passing of Honourable Frank Wilson comes as a shock.
For almost a quarter of a century – from 1984 – 2009, Frank Wilson became a tireless fighter for an environment in which all students would achieve.
An independent thinker, he was willing to cast his vote against the majority when necessary to support principles he believed in, bringing fundamental diversity of viewpoint to School Board deliberations and decisions.
The results were instrumental in creating Arlington's first all-day kindergarten, fostering achievement-oriented minority assistance programs, and helping establish the Claremont Early Childhood Center and Science Focus alternative schools.
Mr Wilson was not only the longest-serving member of the Arlington School Board, but a huge contributor to the community, which include volunteering in the PTAs of Glebe Elementary School, Williamsburg Middle School, and Washington-Lee High School; as president of the John M. Langston Citizens Association; and as a member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Hospital, and the Northern Virginia Hospice and a founding member of the Arlington African American Leadership Coalition .
Wilson’s contributions went outside Arlington. They extended to the Virginia School Boards Association, the National School Boards Associations and service on the governors commission on youth violence.
He was a husband and father of three. A leader in his church his community and a friend to many.
May he rest in peace
Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Virginia