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Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer

 
 
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
Inscription.  
Murray Atkins Walls
Civil Rights Pioneer
Born in 1899, Walls fought to end segregation in public housing, city libraries, and local Girl Scouts. Walls led the movement that intergrated Girl Scout programs and camps by 1956. She was the first black woman to serve on the Girl Scout Board and the Ky. State Board of Education. Walls died in 1993.

Presented by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

 
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2134.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 38° 14.653′ N, 85° 45.487′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street and Library Place, on the left when traveling east on York Street. Located in front of Louisville Free Public Library.
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 York Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Denison Prentice (a few steps from this marker); First Unitarian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvary Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Gym (about 400 feet away); Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist (about 700 feet away); Presentation Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brennan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seelbach-Parrish House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker and the Louisville Free Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker and the Louisville Free Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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