Near Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park
Ms. Munden, born in Marion, Perry County in 1905, graduated from Tuskegee Institute and received her Master of Arts degree from Alabama State College.
During her tenure as Supervisor, she worked with other local African American educators to establish a recreational park for African Americans during the era of segregation. The park, an important community asset, operated continuously for thirty years before closing in 1989. Restoration of the historic park began in 2004.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Historical Association • Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 194 Bessie Munden Rd, Camden AL 36726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilcox Female Institute (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camden (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Dead of Wilcox County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Camden (approx. 2.9 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Camden Academy Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Also see . . . Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park. The park's Facebook page. (Submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.