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Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Lexington’s Harry Sykes, 1968

Posted on January 17, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, center, shook hands with Governor A.B. Happy Chandler after arriving at Lexington's Blue Grass Field, Feb 13, 1968, before beginning a two-day tour of poverty areas in Eastern Kentucky. At left is Harry Sikes, Lexington's first black city commissioner. Lexington's Red Mile Place, off Versailles Road, was recently renamed to Harry Sykes Way in honor of the former mayor pro tem and vice mayor. Click here to see an image of Sykes being sworn in as a city commissioner. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, center, shook hands with former Gov. A.B. “Happy” Chandler on Feb. 13, 1968, after arriving at Lexington’s Blue Grass Field for a two-day tour of impoverished areas in Eastern Kentucky. At left is Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first black city commissioner. Lexington’s Red Mile Place, off Versailles Road, was recently renamed Harry Sykes Way in honor of the former mayor pro tem and vice mayor. Click here to see an image of Sykes being sworn in as a city commissioner. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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