Mr. Roberts was the sixth of ten children. He received his educational training from Georgia Normal and Industrial Institute, Morris Brown College, University of Michigan, University of Hawaii, and Georgia State University. He also held an honorary Ed.D from Birmingham Baptist University. Mr. Roberts also had experience as a World War II veteran, a government civilian who worked in post-war Europe, and an educational leader from Twiggs County.
Mr. Roberts was an advocate of quality education and a respected community leader. His strong leadership assisted the school system integrate smoothly during the challenging period of the 1960’s.
Because of Mr. Robert’s legacy, his service as a humanitarian, and his outstanding contributions to education in Clayton County, our school was named in his honor, M.D. Roberts Middle School.