Hindman in Knott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Carl Dewey Perkins
October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984
— Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1949-1984 —
Perkins worked tirelessly for the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; the Vocation Education Act; the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969; the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; school lunch and nutrition programs for children and the elderly; decent housing for all; special programs for senior citizens; flood control; conservation of human and natural resources; and community development.
Carl Perkins' dream of a better life for the underprivileged of his native Eastern Kentucky and the entire nation does not end here. Those who loved him and those inspired by his dedication and his boundless energy carry on his work. The dream will never die.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hindman KY 41822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1884 (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Educator (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar (about 800 feet away); Hindman Settlement School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alice Lloyd College (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Caney Creek Community Center (approx. 5.9 miles away); Founder’s Shack (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hindman.
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