Scope and Contents
The Walls Family papers document Murray Atkins Walls' career as a leader in the struggle for integrated facilities, open housing and civil rights in Louisville, Kentucky from the mid-1930's through the 1970's. To a lesser degree it documents the life and career of her husband, Dr. John H. Walls, a Black physician who practiced in Louisville for over 50 years, who was also very active in the cause of civil rights. The papers also include a small series on the Atkins family and Mrs. Walls' father...