Dr. Emmett J. Conrad
A Dallas physician, Dr. Conrad was also a civic leader and educational advocate. He was the first African-American elected to the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District.
Dr. Conrad was committed to equal and accessible education for all students. This commitment manifested in his being elected the first African-American Board of Trustee member of the Dallas Independent School District.
On the state level, he was appointed to the Select Committee of Public Education (SCOPE). The SCOPE committee initiated a number of educational reforms including the controversial "no pass, no play'' rule and the TECAT examinations.