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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