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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!
    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.
Big Bird

400 Arrested in Kentucky Riots - 0 views

    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.
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ACMHR - Alabama Christians Movement for Human Rights - 0 views

    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).
tiger lily

Oral HIstory - 1 views

    The Kentucky Historical Society has put together on this site the Oral History Project. They have recorded and transcribes stories from the Civil Rights Movement. They are all Kentuckians and is an excelling primary source regarding various topics that the interviewees discuss. I listen to Howard Bailey talk of what it was like to move from segregated color school to integrated school.
One Ton

Important Women in KY History - 2 views

    This website is not organized in any specific fashion but does give insights on important women in KY history.
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