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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles W. Anderson, Jr.

1907-1960

 
 
Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  First African American elected to southern state legislature in 20th century; six consecutive terms in Gen. Assembly, beginning in 1935. A Republican from Louisville, he sponsored repeal of Ky.'s public hanging law; funds for African Americans to attend graduate school outside Ky.; and employment of African Americans in government.

Received Lincoln Institute Key (1940) for outstanding service to African Americans. Anderson served two terms as president of National Negro Bar Association, beginning in 1943. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Jefferson Co, 1946. President Eisenhower appointed him to serve as an alternate U.S. Delegate to United Nations General Assembly in 1959.
 
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1964.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.243′ N, 85° 
Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker
45.642′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South 6th Street and West Jefferson Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south on South 6th Street. Marker is in front of Jefferson County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 West Jefferson Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville Bar Association (a few steps from this marker); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis XVI (within shouting distance of this marker); City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jefferson Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Rogers Clark (about 400 feet away); Jefferson County (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (1907-1960). Biographical sketch by Black Past. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Marker
Charles W. Anderson, Jr. with his mother, Tabetha Murphy Anderson image. Click for full size.
Kentucky Historical Society, 1935
4. Charles W. Anderson, Jr. with his mother, Tabetha Murphy Anderson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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