• Good job reporting about this issue. It is interesting to note that most African Americans wanted the “colored notes” to continue because that was the only way things of importance to their community would be reported.

  • One can only stand in awe of the accomplishments of women and African American at that who were born at a time when little was expected of them yet they achieved so much. Lois Morris was one of those women. Born in the late 1920’s in the south, Mississippi to be exact, she has a […]

  • Georgia Davis Powers is and forever will be one of the most remarkable persons to have held a seat in the Kentucky Senate. She was honored for her contribution to the State by having a part of I-264 named after her earlier this year. Her push for equality in the state of Kentucky and by […]

  • Thumbnail The more one examines the life of Anne Braden , the more one realizes how strong a resolve she possessed. Without the proverbial “dog in the fight” she embarked on a mission for social equality for blacks, when, as a southern white women she had nothing to gain by doing so. Her journey began in 1945 as […]

  • WOW! There are stories like this all around us. Hopefully we can muster the courage to go out there and get them before it is too late.

  • The woman really wanted to make a change and was will to suffer those indinities so that future generations would not have to endure the same thing. She was very close to Dr. Martin Luther King jr and no doubt learned a lot from him.

  • ThumbnailWho really benefited from desegregation? This may seem like a foolish question in light of what many suffered during the Civil Rights era to where we are today. This question arose after hearing from most people of color, especially women about their post segregation experiences. Many black students, like Alice Wilson , who went to integrated schools stated that their white […]

  • This is great info on what was traditionally a very white male dominated industry. God for her! When did this happen and which station wasit?

  • I agree. If anyone missed out on any of these you missed quite a lot.

  • What was the driving force behind these folks? What made them tick? To stand against the opposition when historically the odds were against you. I wonder if there were any second thoughts about what they did? It could not have been easy for them.

  • Dr Joyce Hamilton Berry is a remarkable woman who was born and raised in Lexington Ky. Growing up in a time of segregation she never felt lesser than anyone in respect to her gender or race. Part of her story is told in the recording she did for the Kentucky Civil Rights Oral History Project . She […]

  • ThumbnailAll Aboard!! In her book I Shared the Dream (pages 268-271) former Kentucky State Senator Georgia Davis Powers relates an anecdote about her legislative experience. She states that after Federal Judge James Gordon ordered the Jefferson County (Louisville, KY) to begin busing students to integrate schools she had a major argument with then governor Julian Carroll about it. The House members […]

  • It seems strange there are folks alive today who knew someone that was born into slavery. The challenge though was for them to look past issues like segregation, Jim Crow laws repeated injustices and still advocate for civil rights in a non violent manner. Hats off to people like baker.

  • One man said “when governments oppress one group of people in the name of national interest they are never really working in the nations interest”. Thanks for reminding us of the potential of government to restrict speeh and movement. Hopefully there are no more HUAC type committees around.

  • big blue commented on the post, Anne Braden 8 years, 7 months ago

    Courage. That’s what this woman showed. Maybe in our day there would be more like her would not just fight for a cause but fight for one that we all know to be inherently wrong. well done.

  • History is replete with ironies and this report on Edward T. Breathitt highlights it. A former governor of Kentucky (1963-1967) Breathitt oral history is house in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. Breathitt defeated Nunn for the governorship in a race that could be considered a referendum on […]

  • big blue posted an update 8 years, 7 months ago

    History is replete with ironies and this report on Edward T. Breathitt highlights it. A former governor of Kentucky (1963-1967) Breathitt oral history is house in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. Breathitt defeated Nunn for the governorship in a race that could be considered a referendum on the civil rights…[Read more]

  • Well done! we must ask our selves if these “giants” who made such a great impact thought of themselves as “world changers” or what effect their civil disobedience would have on the society. The challenge is for us to do the right thing now and confront any inequities wherever we encounter them.

  • Queens in the Sport of Kings Women owners and trainers of race horses, while not as prevalent as some may desire, has been staple in Kentucky. From the first female owned Derby winner in 1904 at least 17 other Derby winners have been owned by women. 1 In fact Elwood the 1904 winner was also bred by Mrs. […]

  • This article is a clear indication of the intent of a law having the adverse effect. I would like to think that responses to the National Recovery Act (N.R.A.) ultimately lead to things like Affirmative Action. Good job in highlighting the fact that the new deal turned out to be a raw deal.

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