Friday, March 7, 2014

Civil rights oral history collection debuts

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights March on Frankfort. To coincide with the occasion, UK announced a new collection of oral histories with many of the state's most noted civil rights activists exploring major milestones in the civil rights movement in the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project is being made possible by a partnership between UK Libraries' Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the UK Office of Community Engagement. and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. The commission established the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame to recognize men and women who are or have been leaders in the struggle for equality and justice in the commonwealth; to raise public awareness about human rights issues; and to foster an environment for discussion and education regarding Kentucky civil rights history and ongoing challenges.

More information is available on UKNow.

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