Civil Rights Worker

During my undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky, I helped form the Campus Committee on Human Rights (CCHR). One of our first accomplishments was to effect desegregation of the residence halls. On a rainy morning, Friday March 5, 1964, I joined others in a march on the Kentucky state capital led by Martin Luther King, Jr. He and others called for passage of a public accommodations bill, and Peter, Paul & Mary sang "Go Tell It on the Mountain." I served in rural Georgia as a poverty program worker in mid 1967-1968, which involved much civil-rights work, and I was involved in two dangerous camp-ins in Forsythe County to end the exclusion of blacks there.

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