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Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls. :: African American Ora... - 0 views

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    Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls, conducted July 27, 1977 by Dwayne Cox. Most of the interview focuses on Murray Atkins Walls, although her husband, John Walls, is also an active participant. They were both involved in civil rights activities in Louisville and so share many experiences.
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International Federation of Professional Business Women - 0 views

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    This the offical website for the group and explains the mission and the values of the group as a whole. It also offers history on the creation of the group and what the group is currently involved with today. I found it extremely intresting that a Kentucky women born before women had the right to vote could make such a huge impact not only on a state level or a nation wide level, but on an international level, like Lena Phillips was able to accomplish in her lifetime.
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Lena Madesin Phillips - 0 views

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    This website offers information about Mrs. Phillips, a Kentucky graduate who formed a national and then international group or club for the equality of women through business and economic stand points. The group is called the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.
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Women's Rights Movement in the U.S. - 1 views

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    This website is very valuable because it offers a timeline begining in 1848 and extending until today. It displays conventions, names, and location of key points in the struggle for women's rights. It also has many names that when clicked on, leads you to more information about such person. Very valuable.
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The University of Louisville's Women's Center - 0 views

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    I really liked what the University of Louisville was doing to try to impower the lives of the women students and the women living in Jefferson County. The goal of the Women's Center is to promote equality between men and women, increase the self reliance of women and to display and demonstrate everything that women do for society. The goal is to change the mindset of both men and women who are living in a different era and to show that women are capable of accomplishing anything that a man is capable of accomplishing.
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Diversity Forum Series - 0 views

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    This forum is set up by the law school atthe University of Louisville and focuses much of its time on discussing issues such as gay marriage, affirmative action, disability rights, domestic violence, racial profiling, and other topics. Since 1992 when created the forum has expanded and is really making an impact at the University by focusing on diversity among the students and faculty in the Brandeis Law School at the University of Louisville.
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» civil rights The Bluegrass and Beyond - 2 views

  • “All of the adults looked after all of the children. Everybody knew each other. Everybody helped each other.”
  • Oakwood was special from the beginning. When the 106-home subdivision opened in 1964, it was only the second development in Lexington where African-Americans could buy a new house. The first, St. Martins Village, had opened a few years earlier, about a mile down Georgetown Road.
  • Oakwood opened the same year that Congress passed landmark civil rights legislation that prohibited housing discrimination. Before that, such discrimination was not only legal but widely practiced.
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  • The subdivision was carved from farmland near the factories of IBM, Square D and Trane. Those employers were willing to hire African-Americans and pay them enough so they could afford an Oakwood home, which then sold for about $20,000.
  • Those former Oakwood children remember how their parents emphasized education and hard work. “There was just no tolerance for not achieving
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    This article highlights a truly unique place. I looked up some information about the subdivision and was delighted to know that it has virtually remained intact. Here are some statistics on the neighborhood: http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Oakwood-Lexington-KY.html
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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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House of Un-American Activities Committee - 1 views

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    Sorry forgot the bookmark http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-huac.htm This government run committee was designed to investigate potential threats to the United States from the inside. Including the relevant Cold War and communist that could be in the United States. They spent most of their time investigating left wing democrates, including Carl Braden, Anne Bradens husband and the Black Civil Rights Movement. The committee no longer exist and the website discuss the past of the group.
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Support for clemency - 0 views

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    On Page 273 of Fosl book on Anne Braden, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. support for clemency for Carl Braden was being questioned. Although he did come out in support of Carl's clemency Anne was in anguish that it was taking so long.
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Chronology of the Equal Rights Amendment, 1923-1996 - 0 views

  • The ERA is reintroduced into each session of Congress and held in Committee.
  • At the ERA Summit, NOW President, Patricia Ireland explains that to achieve true equality a paradigm shift is needed. Under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, using a male rather than human standard, the courts have been able to justify discrimination. Our goal of the summit is defined as the need to construct an amendment and develop a strategy that would end women's historic subordination to men and guarantee women full constitutional rights.
  • The national Constitutional Equality Amendment (CEA) Committee continues to evaluate the working draft of the CEA adopted at the 1995 National NOW Conference.
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Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame - 1 views

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    This website shows information on people who went to extreme links to spread their ideas of gender fairness and civil rights activism
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    This site seems very useful for anyone who is conducting research on any of the people listed here. Many seem to be still living and this could be used as a primary resource if you can contact them and set up an interview.
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The History of CORE - 0 views

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    This is the history of CORE straight from the Congress of Racial Equality website.
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Famous Kentucky People - 0 views

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    Lists famous people (men and women) in each of the 50 states.
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Notable KY African Americans - 1 views

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    Found in UK's library website, this page consists of numerous men and women who strived to be equal. Neat to read about Brenda Cowan- the first African American fire fighter in Lexington, KY.
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Women Reformers and Activists (Nationwide) - 1 views

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    Very long list of important women activists organized alphabetically. Not only KY women though.
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