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Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr.

(1899-1989)

 
 
Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 10, 2018
1. Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Scholar and educator, Dr. Parrish joined the faculty of Simmons University in 1921 and moved to Louisville Municipal College, the black branch of the University of Louisville, in 1931. In 1951, when the University of Louisville desegregated and Municipal was closed, Dr. Parrish became the first African American faculty member on Belknap campus--and the first African American appointed to the faculty of an historically white university in the south.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 38° 13.216′ N, 85° 45.645′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on W. Cardinal Boulevard 0 miles from S. 2nd Street, in the median. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Playhouse Theater, University if Louisville. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 S 3rd St., Louisville KY 40208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (here, next to this marker); Woodford R. Porter, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (here, next to this marker); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (a few steps from this marker); Anne M. Braden (a few steps from this marker); Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Exposition (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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