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Kentucky Women Pushing for Civil Rights

by Sells,Naomi Rachel last modified Jan 15, 2014 03:10 PM
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  • Cultural Event
When Jan 20, 2014
from 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Where The Playhouse
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The African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a play, keynote address by journalist Betty Baye and recognition for three women who helped advance the civil rights movement in Kentucky.

The Jan. 20 event at The Playhouse, corner of Cardinal Boulevard at the intersection of Second and Third streets, begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Theater students will honor seven women who fought for racial equality in Kentucky by portraying those women in a play. The honorees are Alice Dunnigan, Elizabeth Fouse, Audrey Grevious, Anne Braden, Julia Britton Hooks, Mae Street Kidd and Suzy Post.

Three additional women—former Sen. Georgia Montgomery Davis Powers, Mattie Jones and Gracie Lewis—will be given AATP’s Service to all Mankind Award. All three honorees are expected to attend the event to receive their award.

Tickets are not required for the event. 2014 marks the 20th year for the AATP program.

For more information, contact Thomas at 502-852-8442 or

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