Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Professor C. L. Timberlake
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor a western Kentucky educator at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at 208 N. Kentucky Ave. in Madisonville.
Professor C. L. Timberlake (1885-1979) wrote the first position paper published by a black Kentucky educator in 1914 and won a citation by the National Urban League for outstanding achievement in education in 1949. He served as the first black educator on the Kentucky Textbook Commission the following year. He also established, with funding from the Rosenwald Foundation, the first high school in Madisonville for blacks. Rosenwald High School opened in 1932 and operated until 1966.
This historical marker is sponsored by the Historical Society of Hopkins County.
The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events and personalities throughout the state. Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for Kentuckians as well as tourists. They are also available in an online database at www.history.ky.gov.
For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.