Frankfort Remembers: The 1964 March on Frankfort

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Sixty years ago, on March 5, 1964, ten thousand people gathered in Frankfort to peacefully protest in support of civil rights. With guest speakers the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson, and music provided by folk artists Peter, Paul and Mary and the Kentucky State College choir, this monumental day ultimately led to the passage of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act of 1966 (the first state-level Civil Rights Act passed south of the Mason-Dixon Line).

Join us as we commemorate the anniversary of this historic event and hear from those who experienced it firsthand. A discussion will follow where we invite the public to share their own memories of the march and this pivotal period in the history of our city, state, and country.

Sponsored by Focus on Race Relations, Joanna Hay Productions, and PSPL.


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