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Martin, William Henry, III

(born: January 17, 1932  -  died: April 13, 1997) 

William Henry Martin III was born in Covington, KY, the son of William H. and Alice Arnold Martin. William Henry Martin is remembered as one of Northern Kentucky's best-known advocates for the rights of African-Americans. He appeared before the Covington City Commission to argue for better housing and youth programs. In 1975, he became the executive director of the city's community center.

Martin had been a pianist and high school music teacher at Lincoln-Grant and Holmes Hall. The community center, which would become the William Martin Northern Kentucky Community Center, was moved into the Lincoln-Grant building. The building had no longer been used as a school after integration.

For more see J. C. K. Fisher and P. Kreimer, "Civil Rights advocate Martin dies," Cincinnati Post, 4/14/1997.

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