There were 'more Black people together in one place than I've ever seen' - Three women remember Marching on Frankfort
In this Women’s History Month edition of WUKY’s award winning series Saving Stories, Nunn Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd shares audio from three recent interviews with local women who participated in the 1964 March for Civil Rights in Frankfort.
These conversations are from the Nunn Center’s new partnership with the city of Frankfort and filmmaker Joanna Hay to document this pivotal moment in Kentucky Civil Rights history. Currently they are in the process of being digitized and are not available to the public.
Sylvia Jones Harris was the daughter of William Augustus Jones Sr., the longtime pastor of historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, and a prominent civil rights leader in Central Kentucky. Harris attended the 1964 March on Frankfort as a teenager and rode one of four buses from her father's church.
Sharyn Mitchell was a student at Berea College's Foundation School when she attended the 1964 March on Frankfort.
Barbara Hudson of Harrodsburg attended the 1964 March on Frankfort as a youth and remembers getting into trouble the day after the rally because the principal refused to grant her an excused absence.