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Lexington, Kentucky - Gerald L. Smith, Gerald Smith - Google Books - 1 views

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    Images of Civil Demonstrations in Lexington, KY from "Black America Series" by Gerald L.Smith
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Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights ... - Jessie C... - 0 views

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    Audrey Grevious sit-in protests and organized demonstrations.
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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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Oral history interview with Louise Reynolds. :: African American Oral History Collection - 0 views

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    Oral history interview conducted with Louise Reynolds on June 13, 1979 by Mary Bobo. Louise Reynolds was the first African American woman elected alderman in the city of Louisville. Ms. Reynolds discusses her work with the Republican Party, including her work as a precinct committeewoman, in the party's headquarters, and for Representative John Robsion. She worked for Robsion in the 1950s, and was elected to Louisville's Board of Alderman in 1961. Ms. Reynolds discusses the legislation passed during her time on the board, including the Public Accommodations Ordinance, the establishment of the Human Relations Commission, and an Equal Opportunity ordinance, and her involvement in trying to pass an open housing ordinance. She discusses the administrations of mayors William Cowger, and to a lesser extent, Kenneth Schmied. She also describes a visit to the White House at the invitation of President Lyndon Johnson. She also worked for the Small Business Administration, and she talks about the advice she gives small businesspeople who approach the SBA for loans, and notes several successful African American businesspeople in Louisville.
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http://www.law.umaryland.edu/Marshall/usccr/documents/cr12se4z.pdf - 0 views

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    This is a summary report on segregation in Louisville and Lexington public housing in a searchable PDF
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Sheriff Florence Thompson is described in _The Last Public Execution in America_, By Pe... - 0 views

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    Includes biographical information on Sheriff Thompson; this is a digital reproduction of a 1992 book of the same name
    See Library of Congress Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/92091052
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Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith (1949) : New Georgia Encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Relates well to the lessons Anne Braden sought to teach us all here in Kentucky
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Access World News - Document Display - 0 views

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  • May 17, 1954 -- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that school segregation is unconstitutional. A few days later, Helen Cary Caise , a black student, enrolls at Lafayette High School.
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    Timeline of black community events in Lexington and Fayette Co.
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She broke a race barrier | Education | Kentucky.com - 0 views

  • described her experiences as the first black student to ever attend a white school in Lexington, and the price her family paid for helping to break the color barrier in 1955.
  • Helen Caise Wade
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"Wade, Helen Cary Caise" Notable Kentucky African Americans Database - 0 views

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    Douglass High School student took Lafayette High School history class in summer of 1955
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History of Education in Kentucky, 1939-1964 - 0 views

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    published by State Department of Education, 1963
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African American Schools in Lexington and Fayette County, KY - Notable Kentucky African... - 0 views

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    List of schools
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Hughlett Temple A.M.E. Zion Church - 1 views

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    Part of the history of Louisville's fath-based communities focused on civil rights activism
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'Maid Narratives' provides a better look at Jim Crow South - book review by WKU faculty - 0 views

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    A review of _The Maid Narratives_ by Aaron W. Hughey, Department of Counseling and Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University. members of the local community. He points out the Bowling Green connection: attorney Flora Templeton Stuart (van Wormer's sister) who tells of her memory of Kentuckian Celestine Holmes. Called "Teen," Holmes was her nanny when Stuart grew up in New Orleans in the 1950s.
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Helen Caise Wade - Woman who broke color barrier visits Rosa Parks Elementary School - 0 views

  • Wade was the first African-American to attend a white public school in Fayette County when she took a summer school class at Lafayette High School in 1955.
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    Jennifer Jones, a teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary school in Lexington, invited Helen Caise Wade to speak with her students about integrating an all-white school in Lexington in 1955.
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The Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive Search - 0 views

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    Newspaper with two articles revealing Collins' personality, priorities, and some family background history.
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Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky - 0 views

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    Kentucky Historical Society
    Civil Rights Movemrnt in Kentucky
    Oral History Project
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Girl Scouts: Search Results - 1 views

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    These articles can help gain insight of The Girl Scout's roles during the civil rights era.
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