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Malachi Wilkerson  
The Life and Legacy of Malachi Wilkerson
Birmingham City Schools Educator and Civic Leader
  Malachi Wilkerson (1884-1934), a teacher at Industrial High School for 25 years, was the choral music director and head of the manual training department. Birmingham's Wilkerson Elementary School was named in his honor.

  • Born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 8, 1884
  • Member of first graduating class of Industrial High School in 1904
  • Attended Alabama A & M University and Tuskegee Institute
  • Joined the Industrial High School faculty in 1911
  • Served as choir director at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Organized and directed immensely popular singing events for the community
  • Died in Birmingham, Alabama on March 28, 1935
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