Bill Meers shares a story of being refused a haircut in the 1960s because he was a former member and supporter of the NAACP.
Robert Estill, the first chair of the Human Rights Commission, talks about lobbying efforts towards the 1964 public accommodations bill and the 1964 march on Frankfort that led up to the bill being introduced to the legislature.08/21/17
Joe Graves discusses his first experience demonstrating publicly at the 1964 civil rights march on Frankfort. He recalls his surroundings, the feeling of being watched, and watching other people around him.08/21/17
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.
Gertrude Ridgel discusses the aftermath in Frankfort following the 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. led march on Kentucky’s capitol. Ridgel discusses continuing protests and the fight for desegregation.08/21/17
Kentucky Historical Society Collections – Community Memories Collection. #1995ph2.53AAFRA1, Martin Luther King Jr., speaker at Kentucky State commencement, with President Rufus Atwood, 195708/21/17
Calhoun: KHS Collections – coll#1995OH02.14b , interview with William C. Calhoun, Sr. Calhoun remembers demonstrations leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. led march on Frankfort. He details public protests for the Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant in Frankfort, KY for their segregation policy.08/21/17
Photo of the Frankfort, KY Rosenwald school around 1957. Kentucky Historical Society collection.08/21/17
Moore: KHS Collections – coll#1995OH02.17, interview with Rev K.L. Moore. Moore was a part of the March 5, 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. led march on Frankfort. He remembers introducing King for his speech at the rally. Moore was friends with the King family.08/21/17