Georgia Davis Powers, civil rights activist
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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.
Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball great Jackie Robinson led more than 10,000 people in a march to the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort on March 5, 1964, to demand an end to segregation in businesses, restaurants, and theaters. We remember the 1964 march with NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers.