100 minutes. David Thurmond discusses growing up in a large family in Hopkinsville, Ky., during the 1960s. His mother and father, Bettye and Hal Thurmond were civil rights advocates, and he describes how their passion for justice became a defining feature of their family. He discusses his mother and father's leadership in the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission, the first rural example of a civil rights commission in Kentucky. Thurmond described his role and interaction with Gov. Breathitt during the primaries of the 1972 presidential election.