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Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Albery Allson Whitman

 
 
Albery Allson Whitman Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 29, 2021
1. Albery Allson Whitman Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  A noted 19th century African American poet, Whitman was born into slavery in Hart County on May 30, 1851. Self- educated, by age 22 he had published two books of poetry, Essays on the Ten Plagues and Other Miscellaneous Poems and Leelah Misled. He moved to Zanesville, Oh., and wrote a third book, Not a Man and Yet a Man.

After attending Wilberforce Univ., he became a minister in the A.M.E. Church. He is remembered for narrative poems celebrating the potential of African Americans emerging from slavery. The street north of this marker is named in his honor.
Presented by the Munfordville Tourist Commission.

 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2194.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1851.
 
Location. 37° 16.33′ N, 85° 53.373′ 
Albery Allson Whitman Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 29, 2021
2. Albery Allson Whitman Marker (Side B)
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W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Caldwell Street east of East Union Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the north side of the Hart County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Main Street, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carter-Dowling School / Teachers at "Colored" Elementary Schools of Hart County Circa 1950 (a few steps from this marker); John Ireland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Muir & Robert Munford (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County One-Room Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Munfordville in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark and Family (within shouting distance of this marker); A Remarkable Kentucky Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Also see . . .  Albery Allson Whitman (Wiki). (Submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Albery Allson Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 29, 2021
3. Albery Allson Whitman Marker
Albery Allson Whitman image. Click for full size.
By Unknown / Public domain, circa 1884
4. Albery Allson Whitman
Front piece and signature from his novel, The Rape of Florida.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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