December 16, 1907
Alice Luberter Walker Preston was born in Paraloma (Howard County). Preston was an African-American schoolteacher who was instrumental in the peaceful integration of Murfreesboro (Pike County) city schools in 1965. Over her lifetime, she left an enduring legacy in the field of education in Arkansas. Preston was named one of the Horizon 100 Arkansas Women of Achievement in 1980 and Citizen of the Decade by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce in 1988. She was presented the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Distinguished Alumni of the Year Citation in 1992.