Walker taught classes at night to adults in The Bahamas Technical
Institute which he organized. He was always teaching someone. He
believed in education and worked untiringly in the education, political
and economic power could be obtained by the majority.
was instrumental in having the doctors and nurses at the General
Hospital wear plastic gloves when dealing with certain medical cases
and pushed for improved health services. Dr. Walker wrote the first
constitution for the Medical Association of The Bahamas and was
the physician of many Bahamians.
of the racial discrimination against black people at the hotels
he built the Reinhart Hotel which accommodated groups from abroad
particularly from the United States of America. The Reinhard Hotel
located on Blue Hill Road was the place where many wedding receptions
and social and civic activities were held. Dr. Walker also opened
a restaurant in the 1940's for the benefit of his people.
group of black leaders organized a weekly newspaper, The
Voice of which Dr. Walker became the editor. The paper
was used to educate the majority of Bahamians of their rights as
citizens. Publication of the paper lasted for about ten years. The
office of The Voice was a meeting place
for Bahamians desiring a change in the situation in the colony at
that time. Dr. Walker always encouraged and inspired people to achieve
and to contribute to their country.
advocated two storey school buildings, and the first one to be built
was Woodcock Primary School on Hospital Lane. He used to say that
there was much space in the air.
his contribution to education he was awarded The Commander of the
British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen. The Technical College was
renamed the C. R. Walker Technical College which is now incorporated
into The College of The Bahamas.
the 1960s he started the St. Michael's Masonic Lodge Scottish Rites
and he travelled to Scotland to have the plans formulated. He worked
closely with the Masonic Lodge in Jamaica.
Walker's hobbies included writing poems and civic material, reading
and travelling. He was gifted in mathematics and spoke Spanish,
French and German fluently.
Walker and his wife, both made invaluable contributions to The Bahamas.
They were the parents of seven children. He died on 15 November,
1971 at the age 74.
C. R. Walker Secondary School on the Bailliou Hill Road is named
in his honour.