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African-Americans in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

This is a short piece compiled by an employee of the Franklin County Sheriff’s department looking at the history and contributions of the few African-Americans that have served its sheriff’s office in the county’s 220 plus years.

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09/22/17

1964 Freedom March Article – Centre student report

An article published in the 1964 Danville Advocate Messenger newspaper. During the civil rights march on Frankfort, Sherry Whelan, a Centre College student, carried the press card of the Centre College “Cento” and the “Danville Advocate Messenger” Her impressions of the event are told in this 1964 article.

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09/22/17

Gertrude Ridgel discusses the 1964 March on Frankfort

Gertrude Ridgel remembers preparation and participation in the 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr., march on Frankfort for equality in public accommodations.

09/22/17

Harrodsburg and the Freedom March

This article reflects on Harrodsburg residents participation in the 1964 Martin Luther King led march on Frankfort. This article was written by Kandi Adkinson and Anna Armstrong, the co-directors of the Mercer County African American Heritage Oral History Project. The article was published in the Harrodsburg Herald on 2/20/2014.

 

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09/22/17
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