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Frankfort rally with Martin Luther King Jr., 1964

Posted on January 18, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
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 Frankfort in a peaceful demonstration, calling for a “good public accommodations bill” to prohibit segregation and discrimination in stores, restaurants, theaters and businesses. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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 Frankfort in a peaceful demonstration, calling for a “good public accommodations bill” to prohibit segregation and discrimination in stores, restaurants, theaters and businesses. Here is another photo from the rally of King addressing the crowd. King’s birthday, Jan. 15, is honored as a national holiday on the third Monday in January. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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