Civil Rights Act http://wkms.org en 50 Years Later: The Civil Rights March on Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-civil-rights-march-frankfort <p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of a Kentucky event of importance not only for the state, but also for the nation. On March 5, 1964, over 10,000 people marched to Frankfort, Kentucky, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, demanding a law to end segregation in the Commonwealth. We hear the story with Kate Lochte, through the voices of a state employee of that time and an organizer of the event - who is still working for human rights.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:12:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 39026 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Civil Rights March on Frankfort UT Martin Hosts Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Conference http://wkms.org/post/ut-martin-hosts-nations-oldest-civil-rights-conference <p>This week, the University of Tennessee at Martin hosts "Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later." It's their&nbsp;14th&nbsp;Annual Civil Rights Conference featuring keynote speaker Mr. Dave Dennis, who participated in the first Freedom Bus ride from Montgomery, Alabama and in voter registration efforts during the 1964 Freedom Summer. Today, he works as the director and CEO of the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project, a nonprofit that aims to improve mathematics education for minority children. UTM Department of History faculty member Dr. Renee LaFleur is coordinator for the conference and speaks with Kate Lochte about its events on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:11:44 +0000 Kate Lochte 38900 at http://wkms.org UT Martin Hosts Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Conference 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/50th-anniversary-civil-rights-march-frankfort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a young man, shortly out of high school, John J. Johnson was the president of the local NAACP in his hometown of Franklin, Kentucky, and was a member of the executive committee for the March on Frankfort 50 years ago, which is being commemorated this year. That first march touched the nation and ultimately helped lead to the passage of the U.S. Civil Rights Act on July 2 of the same year. Today, John J. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and speaks with Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:56:39 +0000 Kate Lochte 38165 at http://wkms.org 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort