Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Robert Estill

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Thu, 03/23/2000

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1999OH01.41

Rev. Robert Estill grew up in Lexington taking segregation for granted. He became an Episcopal priest and a leader who enabled many aspects of civil rights to move forward in Lexington. He tells some of the stories about behind the scenes events, such as the negotiations which followed CORE's protest at the Ben Ali Theater. As the first Chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights he helped shape the direction of the Commission's work. He comments on the political climate and the various governors. Transcript available.

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