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Albert E. Meyzeek

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Albert E. Meyzeek (1862 - 1963) was a Member of Kentucky's State Board of Education, (1948 - 1956). Earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University. came to Louisville, Kentucky in 1893 to become principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary School. Headed Central High and Jackson Junior High Schools. Retired from Louisville's school system in 1943 after fifty years of service. He spearheaded drives to desegregate General Hospital's nursing school and Louisville public libraries. His investigation of poor housing for blacks led to formation of city's Urban League where he served as chairman for 29 years. Meyzeek Middle School in Louisville is named in his honor.

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