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Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer

 
 
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
Inscription.
Murray Atkins Walls
Civil Rights Pioneer
Born in 1899, Walls fought to end segregation in public housing, city libraries, and local Girl Scouts. Walls led the movement that intergrated Girl Scout programs and camps by 1956. She was the first black woman to serve on the Girl Scout Board and the Ky. State Board of Education. Walls died in 1993.

Presented by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

 
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2134.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.653′ N, 85° 45.487′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street and Library Place, on the left when traveling east on York Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Louisville Free Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 York Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Denison Prentice (a few steps from this marker); First Unitarian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sit-In Demonstration Site
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Cathedral of the Assumption (approx. half a mile away); Mother Catherine Spaulding (approx. half a mile away); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Commission on Human Rights - Murray Atkins Walls. (Submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsWomen
 
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker and the Louisville Free Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Marker and the Louisville Free Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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