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Louisvillian Georgia Davis Powers has lived a life of firsts. She was the first woman and first African American to be elected to the Kentucky State Senate.

She was also on the front lines of Kentucky’s battle over civil rights, an effort that introduced her to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Learn more about Powers' fascinating life and her personal connection to King.

Be inspired by an 87-year-old public servant/author who is anything but retiring.

Program 503
"Louisville Life" talks with first woman and first African American Kentucky State Senator Georgia Davis Powers. We also visit The Comfy Cow ice cream shop and learn about Louisville's role in the "cola wars". (#503)