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Education center dedicated in honor of African-American coach

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George Unseld made history in 1967 as the first African-American to coach at a predominantly white high school in Kentucky. George Unseld made history in 1967 as the first African-American to coach at a predominantly white high school in Kentucky.
The George Unseld early Education Learning Center was dedicated on Tuesday. The George Unseld early Education Learning Center was dedicated on Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A community leader with a commitment to make Louisville a city of lifelong learners was celebrated Tuesday with the dedication of an education center.

Metro Government officials, Jefferson County Public School Administrators along with Family and friends were in attendance as the George Unseld Early Childhood Learning Center was dedicated.

The center, located at 5216 Ilex Avenue, features 19, 900-square-foot classrooms to provide plenty of room for the 338 enrolled children to play.

Unseld, who grew up in the Newburg neighborhood, spent 31 years of his life involved in JCPS as an educator and an administrator. He made history in 1967 as the first African-American to coach at a predominantly white high school in Kentucky, his alma mater, Seneca High School.

In addition to his roles in education, Unseld was a director of the NAACP, a director of the Salvation Army Newburg Boys and Girls Club and was a member of the National Conference of Community and Justice and the Greater Louisville Alliance of Black School Educators. Unseld died in 2010.

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