Dr. Charles H. Parrish, Jr.

Dr. Charles H. Parrish, Jr. (1899-1989) was the chair of the Department of Sociology from 1959-1964 and was UofL's first African American educator.  He was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Honor in 2007, and Freedom Park, located on Cardinal Boulevard on UofL's campus, was named after him.

To read about Dr. Parrish's contributions not only to UofL, but to the city of Louisville, visit https://louisville.edu/artsandsciences/about/hallofhonor/inductees/parrish.html and for instructions to and information about the Charles H. Parrish, Jr. Freedom Park, visit https://louisville.edu/freedompark The University of Louisville Ekstrom Library's African American Oral History Collection also includes an interview with Dr. Parrish; visit http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/ref/collection/afamoh/id/92 for more details.