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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…)

06/25/17

Joe Graves remembers participating in the 1964 march on Frankfort

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.

06/25/17

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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06/25/17

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.

06/25/17

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.

06/25/17

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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06/25/17

Gertrude Ridgel on after the 1964 March on Frankfort

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.

06/25/17