Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Galen Martin

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Thu, 11/04/1999




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Galen Martin describes his early activism as a student prior to becoming the first Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. He explains the founding of the KCHR, its early efforts toward school desegregation and the Louisville School Desegregation Suit, noting the key players. He provides his assessment of Kentucky's political leaders, the work of the KCHR, and the passage of Civil Rights legislation during the 60s. Transcript available.

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