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Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South

Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980 (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twen)

Tracy E. K'Meyer


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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. In Civil Rights.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813125398, 440pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2009

About the Author

Tracy E. K'Meyer is associate professor of U.S. history at the University of Louisville. She is the author of numerous articles on the civil rights movement and race relations, as well as the book Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South: The Story of Koinonia Farm.