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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Woodford R. Porter, Sr.

(1918-2006)

 
 
Woodford R. Porter, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 10, 2018
1. Woodford R. Porter, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Businessman and civil rights leader, Mr. Porter served twenty-four years on the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, four terms as chairman and helped guide the University into the state system of higher education. A firm believer that "education is the greatest equalizer," Mr. Porter supported efforts to increase the enrollment and success rates of African American students. The Porter Scholarship is named in his honor.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 38° 13.216′ N, 85° 45.646′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Cardinal Boulevard and S. 2nd Street on W. Cardinal Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 S. 3rd Street, 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); Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (a few steps from 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 13, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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