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Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) / Early Leader and Educator

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) / Early Leader and Educator Marker
Inscription.  
Dr. James Bond (1863-1929)
Born in Woodford County during slavery, James Bond was raised in Knox Co. He led a young steer to Berea College for his tuition. In 1896, became a trustee of Berea. After Day Law passed, he joined college's staff as fund raiser for Lincoln Institute. Served as Dir. of State YMCA for blacks and the first Dir. of Kentucky Commission on Interracial Cooperation.

Early Leader and Educator
James Bond, a student of theology, obtained his B. D. from Oberlin in 1895 and D. D. from Berea in 1901. He was YMCA Service Dir. at Camp Taylor during World War I, traveled state in civil rights endeavors, and facilitated compromise which established Chickasaw Park. Bond was the Kentucky delegate to YMCA Convention in Finland, 1926.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1663.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public Work
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Early Leader and Educator Marker
Civil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.993′ N, 85° 46.04′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Chestnut Street east of South 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of Chestnut Street Family YMCA branch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 930 West Chestnut 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. Knights of Pythias Temple / Hub of Culture and History (here, next to this marker); Louisville Western Branch Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Street C.M.E. Church / Brown Memorial C.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisville and Nashville Railroad / L&N Expansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Good Shepherd Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Catholic High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel M. Plato, Architect / Buildings by Samuel M. Plato (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brennan House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Bond, James : Home.
Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) / Early Leader and Educator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) / Early Leader and Educator Marker
From Berea College's Hutchins Library. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) image. Click for full size.
By Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
4. Dr. James Bond (1863-1929)
 
 
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 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 26, 2021