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

Meyzeek, Albert E.

(born: 1872  -  died: 1963) 

Albert E. Meyzeek was principal and teacher at several Louisville schools. He was also a civil rights activist. He came to Kentucky from Terre Haute, IN. Meyzeek 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 one month, then resigned 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 Albert E. Meyzeek, at the Louisville Free Public Library website.


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NKAA Entry: Kentucky Negro Educational Association (KNEA)
NKAA Source: Old war horse of Kentucky: a gripping biographical narrative about the life and achievements of Albert Ernest Meyzeek
NKAA Source: Kentucky Negro journal (periodical)

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NKAA Entry:  National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, and Kentucky
NKAA Entry:  Kentucky State University Presidents, 1886-present

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