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

Landmark Civil Rights Victory

 
 
Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  In 1914, the Louisville Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance prohibiting a person of one race from living on a block where the majority of residents were of another race. In response, Nat'l Assoc. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) designed a legal case to test the law.

Wm Warley purchased land at 37th & Pflanz from Charles Buchanan but refused to make full payment due to the restriction. When Buchanan sued Warley, KY courts upheld the law. In 1917, US Supreme Court reversed decision, striking first legal blow against segregated housing.
Presented by Portland Museum & Louisville Metro Council, 2017

 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2533.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.416′ N, 85° 48.474′ W. Marker
Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker (Side B)
is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North 37th Street and Pflanz Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 37th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Steamboat Captain (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portland / Our Lady Church (approx. ¼ mile away); A Gateway to Freedom (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Lucy Higgs Nichols (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. one mile away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Buchanan v. Warley (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Landmark Civil Rights Victory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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