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Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South
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Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Abstract

Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed northern and southern characteristics in its race relations. In their struggles against racial injustice in the mid-twentieth century, activists in Louisville crossed racial, economic, and political dividing lines to form a wide array of alliances not seen in other cities of its size. This book provides the first comprehensive look at the distinctive elements of Louisville's civil rights movement. ... More

Keywords: Louisville, race relations, racial injustice, civil rights movement, racial tensions, Deep South, activists, segregation, civil disobedience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125398
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy E. K'Meyer, author