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February, consecrated as Black History Month in the United States by
President Ford’s Administration in 1976, is a month we should take the time
to remember the bad, recognize the good, and honor the heroic. There are so
many untold stories of resilient individuals who overcame the atrocities of
enslavement, segregation and the denial of basic human rights, by propelling
themselves and others into successes that would have been unimaginable just a
few hundred years ago. Black history is American history, and it is
imperative that we bring to light, what our text books otherwise leave in the
March 5, 2014 will be the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.’s march on Capital Avenue in Frankfort, KY. The year was 1964 when
King, other civil rights leaders and a crowd of 10,000 people, marched
peacefully through Frankfort, advocating the support and passage of a civil
rights bill that was eventually passed two years later as the Kentucky Civil
Rights Act of 1966. This year, organizers in downtown Frankfort plan to
re-enact the march from 10:00 a.m. to noon, on Wednesday March 5, 2014.
Please join me and my family, as we plan to attend and celebrate the historic
civil rights march as an extended observance of African American history in
KY and the United States.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann Taylor of the Kentucky
Commission on Human Rights at (800) 292-5566 or email her at AOCR@ky.gov.
Kalem, Mona and Julian Juett