• ThumbnailMae Street Kidd was a major activist in Kentucky for a long time, and was a major political voice as well. One of most important bills that she was involved in during his political career however, was originally known as House Bill 27. This bill was what she has said was one of the most important […]

  • no matter how many time I’ve heard stories dealing with integration like this one, it still manages to surprise me every time that people were treated that way because of there skin color or gender! I am glad I have never had an experience like this with any professors at UK today!

  • its amazing to see that she was told “he only had full time salary for men” and not even the fact that there wasn’t full time salary available. it is good to see however, that she still went on to become successful rather than rolling over and submitting!

  • a great activist and even better person! she dealt with a lot of sadness in her life with her parents dying while she was young and going on to care for her siblings, and then taking the same responsibilities again with her children when her husband died! its good to see such an important person […]

  • ThumbnailIn 1963 a movement led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) , and by Martin Luther King Jr. marched into Birmingham, Alabama. At the time Birmingham was known as one of the most, if not the most segregated cities in the southern states. There goal was to use non-violent demonstrations and make a stand to fight laws that […]

  • Yesterday my group and I attended the monthly Midway Women’s club meeting and had the chance to meet some very interesting individuals that we will be meeting with in the coming weeks. I will admit going into it, I was not sure what it was going to be like and was a little unsure about […]

  • I like how she mentions that just having loving communities can overcome these equalities. Even after having to go through starting schools in an all black environment and then moving into an integrated scene, she believes all it takes is having a loving community. I agree with her beliefs that all it takes is a […]

  • this is good research. i agree that it is these “undercover” women that were so important to the movement. They do have the best stories that need to be told and it is our job to find them and get them in the public!

  • Ella Baker was a very prominent and successful leader. She was part of many important groups and worked along side many of the biggest names during the civil rights era. Her grandmother was a slave, and growing up she would listen to stories of slave revolts. She graduated college from Shaw University, as the valedictorian […]

  • Syle and are now friends 9 years ago

  • Syle and are now friends 9 years ago

  • Thumbnail Julia Britton Hooks lived a life dedicated to helping others. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, she went on to attend Berea College and was only the second African American woman to graduate from college. Afterwards she went on to teach at Berea College and was the first African American employee of the school teaching music for […]

  • Syle and are now friends 9 years ago

  • After reading Rebecca Hanly’s article on Cromwell and Flannery (“Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliott Flannery: Pioneers for Women in Kentucky Politics,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 99, Summer 2001, pp. 287-301) it made me stop to think about, not only how much the accomplished, but how much they had to continue to overcome throughout […]

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