Silas Xavier Floyd
Silas Xavier Floyd (1869 – 1923) was an educator, preacher, and journalist. An African-American, he was a writer and editor at the Augusta Sentinel and later a writer at the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Georgia. In 1892 he was a co-founder of the Negro Press Association of Georgia. He was pastor at Augusta’s Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a prominent agent of the International Sunday School Convention. He was also a public school principal and an officer of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools.