Eastern Standard: March on Frankfort Anniversary

Feb 22, 2014

On March 5, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Kentucky civil rights leaders led 10,000 people to rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in a peaceful march and demonstration.  Fifty years later, a commemorative march will take place, sponsored by The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in at a Civil rights demonstration in Frankfort, Ky on March 5, 1964.
Credit File Photo Lexington HERALD-LEADER

On this week's show, we'll discuss the 1964 march and the anniversary event as well as the state of race relations and civil rights in the Commonwealth.

Guests for this show will be: Dr. Sandra Moore, Associate Provost for Diversity Planning at Eastern Kentucky University; Jim Embry, youth organizer for the 1964 march; Joe Graves, prominent civil rights activist and march participant; and Nieta Wigginton, organizer for commemorative march.

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