Albert E. Meyzeek

Albert E. Meyzeek (1872-1963) was a Civil Rights activist as well as a principal and teacher at several Louisville schools for 50 years (Booker T. Washington School, Central High School, and Jackson Junior High School). He was a president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association, a founder of the Domestic Life Insurance Company, a founder of the Louisville Urban League, and a founder of the Chestnut Street YMCA. Meyzeek advocated for educational opportunities and better housing conditions for African Americans. Meyzeek was born in Toledo, OH; educated in Toronto, Canada; graduated from high school in Terra Haute, IN; and received degrees from Indiana University. Meyzeek Middle School was named in his honor.