PERSON OF THE PEOPLE - SCHOOL TEACHER - VETERAN - ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE
Raymond Fogg made a visit in October to the Texas African American Museum.
The Texas African American Museum invited the pubic to a Martial Arts presention with Raymond Fogg Grandmaster of Martial Arts.
Raymond recalls when he was growing up that, “There was a program I became involved in that offered martial arts classes to the poor kids, and that’s how I got started with that, but I love it, I still love it,” Fogg said.
Raymond Fogg has been working as a Professor Of History at Wiley College. Wiley College is part of the Colleges & Universities industry, and located in Texas, United States.
Wiley College, founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, is a historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution .
Raymond K. Fogg’s idea of being the person of the people is not a campaign slogan but it is a reality of the life he have lived and continues to live.
Raymond K. Fogg has been teaching for over forty years in schools, recreation centers, juvenile facilities, and colleges making a face to face and individual change for thousands one at a time.
Raymond K. Fogg has felt the hardships of homelessness and the grief of loss of the uninsured. He is affected each and every day by the lack of care and the strangely written laws for the mentally ill.
The Common Man
Raymond K. Fogg was raised in orphanages, foster homes, and literally on the streets during his formative years.
It was during this early time in his life that at 7 years old that Fogg became acquainted with martial arts, a hobby that he still has a passion for today.
“There was a program I became involved in that offered martial arts classes to the poor kids, and that’s how I got started with that, but I love it, I still love it,” Fogg said.
The disruptive movement of his early life left him with no more than a grade school education. Lucky, for him the Marine Corps did not require a high school education during the Vietnam era and he was able to enlist. It was in the Marine Corps that he began to learn to read and was encourage to attempt the G.E.D. After attempting to pass the G.E.D. while in the service in 1974 Raymond K. Fogg passed the test in 1975 after leaving the Marine Corps.
After the Marine Corps, Fogg went on to study Aviation Administration in Washington, where he came in contact with a theatre organization, and was able to connect with one of his true passions, working on the stage.
Subsequently, Raymond K. Fogg matriculated to Wiley College in Marshall, Texas where earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in history. Later, he earned a Master of Arts in history at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
While “pulling himself up by his boot straps” he found that these two institution of higher learning in East Texas gave him so much that he has an earnest desire to give back to East Texas.
“If there are three constants in my life, they are martial arts, theatre and history,” Fogg said.