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Meyzeek, Albert Ernest

(born: Nov. 5, 1872  -  died: 1963) 

Albert Meyzeek was a teacher and the principal at several Louisville schools. He was also a civil rights activist.

Meyzeek came to Kentucky from Terre Haute, IN. He fought for libraries for African Americans in Louisville and for the development of Louisville Municipal College for Negroes. Meyzeek Middle School was named in his honor.

Meyzeek was also a former president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association and was hired to become president of State Industrial College [now Kentucky State University], but served just one month, resigning before the beginning of the fall term.

Albert Meyzeek was born in Toledo, OH, the son of John E. and Mary Lott Meyzeek. He was a graduate of Indiana State Normal School, Indiana University (B.A.) and Wilberforce University (M.A.).

For more see Old War Horse of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton; "Life Achievements of Albert Ernest Meyzeek," Kentucky Negro Journal, vol. 1; and Western Branch Library & African American Archives: History of the Western Branch at The Clio website.

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