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New street signs in District 4 will honor the life’s work of Rev. Charles Elliott Jr.

Friday February 15, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – When anyone travels along Anderson Street near the King Solomon Baptist Church they will be reminded of the man who leads that church and spent his life in community service to Metro Louisville.

“These honorary signs are placed on Anderson Street between 15th and 17th Street to recognize over a half of century of service that Rev. Elliot has provided to this community striving to make Louisville a better place to live,”

said Councilman David Tandy (D-4).

` Rev. Elliott, Councilman Tandy and others from the King Solomon Baptist Church looked on Friday as crews from Metro Public Works placed honorary street signs reading “The Rev. Charles Elliott Jr. Way”.

Anderson Street is the location of the King Solomon Baptist Church.

“Today we honor and thank Rev. Elliot for his tireless dedication to the struggle of civil rights for all people in Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Tandy.

In 1960, Elliott came to Louisville to organize the Little Bethel Mission at 22nd Street and Cedar. One year later, he became the pastor of King Solomon where he has served for 51 years.

He organized the Kentucky Christian Benevolent Association and the Feed the People Program. Rev. Elliott was an instrumental leader for the passage of legislation that recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Councilman Tandy sponsored and the Metro Council approved a resolution which called for the honorary signs along Anderson Street.

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