Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Selvin Butts

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Wed, 03/21/2001




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Selvin Butts discusses his involvement in the NAACP and the offices he has held within the local chapter in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He recounts his participation to overturn the housing ordinance in Bowlling Green and the peaceful demonstrations that he organized. Butts describes the actions and marches of the KKK during the period of integration in the community and the public's opinion on the KKK at this time. He concludes his interview by discussing his many years on the State Human Rights Commission in Kentucky.

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