Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Luska Joseph Twyman
Born in Hiseville (Barren Co.). Graduate of Kentucky State Univ.; later member of Board of Regents. Also studied at Indiana Univ. and Peabody Coll. As principal of Ralph J. Bunche School, Twyman led its merger with Glasgow High School to achieve integration. On Kentucky Education Association Board of Directors. Buried, Bear Wallow Cem.
Twyman was first African American elected to a full term as mayor of a Ky. city (Glasgow). Served 1968-1985. He was first black Kentuckian on U.S. Commission of Agriculture; served on Ky. Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was in U.S. Army during WW II in Philippines, 1942-1946.
Presented by City of Glasgow
Erected 1998 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2019.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 59.718′ N, 85° 54.796′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street / South Public Square and South Race Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street / South Public Square. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barren County World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Billy Vaughn (a few steps from this marker); Willa Brown Chappell (within shouting distance of this marker); Nettie B.C. Depp (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (within shouting distance of this marker); Christmas Mishap (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • War, World II •
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