Additional Resources

The following articles include information on Audrey Grevious on varying subjects.

1. Davis, Merlene. “Former adversaries recall the struggle for civil rights.” Herald Lexington, KY 5 Aug. 1984: A16

In this article, Audrey Grevious recounts the many sit-ins that occurred during the civil rights in Lexington and the relative ease in desegregating public places.

2. “Besides teaching, educator was force for unity against racism.” Herald–Leader Lexington, KY 18 Feb. 2004: B1

This short article was a profile of Audrey Grevious featured during Black History month in 2004.

3. Alcala, Pablo. “There’s been a history of subtle racism.” Herald-Leader Lexington, KY 27 Feb. 2005: A16

In this article, Robert Jefferson—the younger brother of Audrey Grevious—tells of the racism that still underpins Lexington society, despite its improvements after the days of segregation.

4. Bolch, Ben. “Community leaders share visions for city’s future.” Herald-Leader Lexington, KY 14 Apr. 1995: B1, B8

In this article, various community leaders—including Audrey Grevious—call for more opportunities for African-Americans in Lexington.

5. “Audrey Grevious: Born 1930 in Lexington.” Herald-Leader Lexington, KY 18 Feb. 2006: B1

This profile of Audrey Grevious was featured during Black History month in 2006.

Articles were obtained courtesy of the Lexington Public Library as well as Eastern Kentucky University.

Freedom On the Border

In this book, many people involved in the civil rights movement in Kentucky—including Audrey Grevious—tell their personal anecdotes on various subjects ranging from desegregation, open housing, and protesting. Grevious tells a story of a particular nonviolent demonstration at a lunch counter, her work with the NAACP and CORE, and involvement in protests around Lexington.

Fosl, Catherine, and Tracy Elaine. K’Meyer. Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, 2009. Print.



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Eastern Progress-Feb 24,1961


Table of Contents

  1. About Audrey Grevious
  2. Additional Resources
  3. Audrey’s Voice
  4. Community Activism —- Charles Young Community Center, Douglass Park, Tensions in Lexington
  5. Experience as an Educator
  6. Work with the NAACP and CORE of Lexington

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