Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by City of Owensboro and Messenger-Inquirer. (Marker Number 2036.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 37° 46.156′ N, 87° 7.067′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West 7th Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on West 7th Street. Marker is located in Max Rhoads Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Walnut St, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Fourth Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Born With a Purpose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kendall-Perkins Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
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