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Warley, William [Buchanan v. Warley]

(born: 1884  -  died: 1946) 

Warley fought for African Americans' right to vote and wrote about African Americans' contributions to history. He was editor of the Louisville News, which he founded in 1913, using the paper to speak out against segregated street cars and school inequality. Warley was also president of the NAACP Louisville, KY, Chapter in 1917 when he and Charles H. Buchanan challenged the legitimacy of the Louisville ordinance that mandated segregated housing. Warley won the U.S. Supreme Court decision giving African Americans the right to acquire, own, and live on property without race discrimination. In 1937, he was co-editor of the The Herald Tribune; the newspaper existed for a brief period, published in Louisville with co-editors Charles E. Tucker and Huron Clark [source: The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan, p. 528].  For more see the Kentucky Encyclopedia 2000; and R. Wigginton, "But he did what he could: William Warley leads Louisville's fight for justice, 1902-1946," Filson History Quarterly, vol. 76, issue 4 (2002), pp. 427-458.


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NKAA Entry: Dunnigan, Alice A.
NKAA Source: The Louisville news (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Herald tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions
NKAA Source: The Kentucky encyclopedia (2000)
NKAA Source: Filson history quarterly (periodical)

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