From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Martin, William

(born: 1931  -  died: 1997) 

Martin, born in Covington, KY, was Northern Kentucky's best-known advocate 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 school closed following 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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NKAA Source: Cincinnati post (newspaper)

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