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Georgia Davis Powers KET video - 0 views

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    This is the interview of Mrs. Powers and is extremely beneficial to our study of her. I think she was one of the most influential women of all time. She was able to influence and change so many lives in Kentucky and through out the south.
Randolph Hollingsworth

New Highway Sign Honors Former Senator Georgia Davis Powers | Kentucky Senate Democrati... - 0 views

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    This news announcement has a nice picture that is recent - let's find out iif photos provided by "LRC Public Information" (Legislative Research Council) are in the public domain and we can use it to fix the Wikipedia entry on her.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Georgia Davis Powers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    This needs fixing!!! Sad that it is a wiki-orphan! and no other sources besides her memoir ~ surely we can do better for the Senator than this.
Randolph Hollingsworth

John Hurst, "Civil Rights Movement Origins at Highlander Educational Sessions," Race, P... - 0 views

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    Wonderful description of the importance of the Highlander trainings and Septima Clark's emphasis on involving the people for whom the fight for social justice most affected (not just influencing those around them or persuading others on their behalf). The NAACP's Crusade for Citizenship in the late 1950s with the organizational skills of Ella Baker showed this kind of work could be done in the deep South, but needed more cross-organizational support infrastructures to stave off the violent reactions of segregationists. The greatest impact would have to happen at the local grassroots levels -. and this meant empowerment of local leaders.
charlie v

Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church - 0 views

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    This website gives information on one of the churches in my group project. The church was built for the black catholics in Lexington due to segregation in the two other catholic churches. The website offers the history of the church, which also had a school, even though most of the students were not catholic. Despite the racial segregation between the catholic churches in Lexington, St. Peter Claver did not recieve a black preist until the year 2000.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Sisters in Struggle: Women in the Louisville Civil Rights Movement 1945 - 1975 | Univer... - 2 views

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      I love this picture of Senator Powers! You can see how powerful a speaker she was then... and now too!
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    This is a website created by the University of Louisville and focuses on influential women from the time period who influenced the communities of Louisville. Some of the women mentioned are Mae Street Kidd, Ruth Booker Bryant and Thelma Stovall, who all played signifacant roles in the Civil Rights Movement in Louisville during the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Betty Friedan obit - Voice of Feminism's 'Second Wave' - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

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    Obituary for Betty Friedan, writer of the 1963 book, "The Feminine Mystique" and founder of many important feminist organizations, including the National Women's Political Caucus in the 1970s.
Randolph Hollingsworth

COINTELPRO: The FBI's Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens, Final Report of... - 0 views

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    COINTELPRO is an acronym for a series of FBI counterintelligence programs designed to neutralize political dissidents from 1956 to 1971 - their work broadly targeted radical political organizations. Since the early 1950s, the Communist Party was illegal in the United States, and the US Senate and House of Representatives each set up investigating committees to prosecute communists and publicly expose them. (The House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy). However, Supreme Court rulings in 1956 and 1957 questioned the constitutionality of Smith Act prosecutions and Subversive Activities Control Board hearings. This did not stop the local and state govenments from starting up their own vigilance committees. In addition, the FBI created COINTELPRO which was designed to "neutralize" radicals such as civil rights or peace and anti-arms race activists, many of whom were said to be part of "communist front organizations." The FBI led over 2000 COINTELPRO operations until it was officially discontinued in April of 1971.
Randolph Hollingsworth

KY Grade School Posters on Civil Rights Contest Winners - Kentucky Commission on Human ... - 0 views

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    How many of these posters by our KY grade school children attributed civil rights efforts to Kentucky women?
Big Bird

400 Arrested in Kentucky Riots - 0 views

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    This is an article from the New York times describing the riots that occurred in Lousiville due to the desegregation of its local schools. These riots happened in 1975, more than 20 years after the famous Brown vs. Board of Education court case which ended segregation in schools.
Big Bird

White women as Postmodern Vehicle of Black Oppression - 1 views

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    An interesting journal article written by Ronald E. Hall describing the way in which white women have indirectly become a form of oppression to African Americans. Hall insists that the feminist movement happened at such an inoppurtune time that because it invariably coincided with the civil rights movement, issues of civil rigjts that were attempting to be addressed were pushed to the wayside in favor of addressing the concerns of white women and the feminist movement. It is an interesting perspective on both accounts and deserves a look.
Claire Johns

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  • [1964-01-12][NEWSPAPERS. HERALD-LEADER.] [Herald-Leader. p. 9 col. 1-7]717629 "Colored Notes and Obituaries"Readers of the "Colored Notes" columns of The Lexington Herald, The Lexington Leader and Sunday Herald-Leader have voted in a readership poll for continued publication of the feature in the Lexington newspapers. … A letter distributed to readers at the time of the ballot stated that CORE and some all-white reform groups had applied considerable pressure in an effort to remove the Colored Notes from the Lexington newspapers.
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  • [1989-11-27][HUGHES, DWIGHT] [Herald-Leader. D-8 col. 1-4 and D-11]589021 "Dwight Hughes"Since boyhood, Dwight Hughes planned to follow his father into the family business, and he has fulfilled this ambition. For the last eight years, he has been a mortician. Most would consider this business grim and unpleasant. But Hughes, co-owner of O.L. Hughes and Sons Mortuary at 322 East Third Street, says he loves it.
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    Using the search terms Urban Renewal Development Plan, I got over 30,000 hits with references back the 18th century! wow! So, then I added in the dates 1964-01-01 to 1967-01-01 and got 34 hits... now that's more like it!
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    An interesting article concerning whether to keep the "Colored Notes" section in Lexington's papers written in 1964. 
Randolph Hollingsworth

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research - 0 views

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    Wonderful resources available here at the website for the UofL Anne Braden Institute - the Director is Dr. Cate Fosl who is joining us on Nov 18th with the AASRP Dialogues on Race session on Anne Braden.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Marcia G. Yerman: Women and the Political Landscape: Unraveling Perplexing Issues - 0 views

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    Interesting article on how gender remains today an important category of analysis in women's political participation and public leadership roles in the US.
Margaret Sites

Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, 1900-1989 - 2 views

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    The M.I. King Library has already preserved some oral histories pertaining to Lexington's black churches during the civil rights movement: Harry Sykes: "Sykes recalls church involvement in the civil rights marches in Lexington and discusses his chairmanship of the Commission on Religion and Human Rights in the early 1960s." Robert Jefferson: "He details the role of the African American church in the community and during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and discusses his rejection of the non-violent faction of the movement." Albert Lee: "Reverend Lee discusses the role of the church in the African American community and the effects of segregation in Lexington." etc. There are tons of relevant interviews to be explored, most conducted with reverends. I only see ONE interview conducted with a woman about churches and the civil rights movement, perhaps a hole we could fill?
Margaret Sites

Lexington, Kentucky By Gerald L. Smith - 1 views

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    Features photographs of black ministers participating in sit-in demonstrations in Lexington, provides names of the reverends.
One Ton

Famous Friends - 1 views

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    List of people who spent part of their lives in the state of Kentucky.
Mary __

Chicano Movement - 0 views

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    I think that we have talked quite a bit about the women in the African American civil rights movement, but we have not really talked about the Chicano civil rights movement and the women involved with this movement. It would be a good idea for us to explore this movement and women in it as well.
charlie v

ACMHR - Alabama Christians Movement for Human Rights - 0 views

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    On June 1, 1956 all NAACP offices were forced to shut down in Alabama so a new organization was needed in Birmingham and throuhgout the southern state. The organization ran by a minister, focused on getting black police officers in Alabama, desgregation of the public schools and was associated by SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference).
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SSOC Southern Student Organizing Committee - 0 views

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    The committee was designed to create more southern white involvment in social change for equal human rights across the south. Made rally's for womens rights, black rights, and anti-Vietnam war movement in south. Associated with SDS (Students for Democratic Society), which was dangerous to support in the south at that time. Website describes goals and history of the group.
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