Frankfort March, Civil Rights Act, Major Part Of Powers' Legacy

Feb 2, 2016

In part two of our Saving Stories tribute to Georgia Davis Powers the Civil Rights icon talks about her role in helping organize the 1964 March on Frankfort featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and MLB Great Jackie Robinson.

Baseball Great Jackie Robinson and Activist Martin Luther King participated in the Civil Rights March on Frankfort on March 5th, 1964. Looking over Dr. King's shoulder is Georgia Davis Powers.
Credit Kentucky Historical Society

You'll also hear from Kentucky Governor Ned Breathitt, who signed the Kentucky Civil Rights Act into law half a century ago.