kentucky civil rights

Governor Edward Breathitt on the failure of the 1964 KY civil rights legistlation

Kentucky Gov. Edward Breathitt discusses the failure of the 1964 civil rights legislation in Kentucky (more…)

03/27/17

Robert Estill on 1964 lobbying for legislation and the 1964 march on Frankfort

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.

03/27/17

Governor Bert Combs explains the issue of the executive order to desegregate KY businesses

Governor Combs discusses the politics behind his issue of the executive order (more…)

03/27/17

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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03/27/17

Mattie Jones remembers participating in the 1964 march on Frankfort for civil rights in KY

This is a clip from an oral history interview with Mattie Jones about her decisions to join the protests leading up to and during the 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. let march on Frankfort, KY. This clip is from the Kentucky civil rights oral history project at the Kentucky Historical Society.

03/27/17

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.

03/27/17

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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03/27/17