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Martin Luther King, Jr. rally in Frankfort, 1964

Posted on April 4, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

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. Click here to see a picture of King speaking and click here to see another image of the size of the crowd. Today in Frankfort a MLK Memorial March to Move is being held to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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