Society
2:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

50 Years Later: The Civil Rights March on Frankfort

1964 March on Frankfort
1964 March on Frankfort
Credit kchr.ky.gov / Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

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.

To learn more about events accompanying Wednesday’s 50th March on Frankfort see the website of Kentucky’s Human Rights Commission: kchr.ky.gov.

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