Georgia Davis Powers, civil rights activist
A pioneer in politics, civil rights and women’s rights, Georgia Davis Powers was the first African American and the first woman to be elected to the Kentucky State Senate. The grand-niece of a slave, she was instrumental in organizing the March on Frankfort in 1964 and worked to pass open housing and public accommodations measures in the 1960s. She is the author of I Shared the Dream.
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Connections features Georgia Davis Powers, the first African-American and the first woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate.
Civil rights activists and journalists reflect on the August 1963 March on Washington, as well as the March on the Kentucky Capitol the next year.