civil rights http://wkyufm.org en Lawmaker Pushes Felon Voting Rights Bill at Anniversary March in Frankfort http://wkyufm.org/post/lawmaker-pushes-felon-voting-rights-bill-anniversary-march-frankfort <p><em><strong>Update 5:45 p.m. </strong></em></p><p>The Kentucky House has rejected changes to a bill that would automatically restore voting rights to many felons.</p><p>This throws out a set of revisions from the Republican-controlled Senate that would have reduced the number of affected felons by more than half.</p><p>Bill sponsor Jesse Crenshaw implored colleagues to vote against the changes.</p><p>“The Senate committee substitute is a totally different bill. It does not accomplish what House Bill 70 was intended to accomplish,” said Crenshaw</p><p>The Senate must decide whether to drop its changes or keep them. If it’s the latter, the bill will go to a conference committee so lawmakers can seek a compromise.</p><p>Sen. Damon Thayer proposed the rejected changes in the Senate. He says it's premature to speculate about how the Senate will react.</p><p><strong>Original Post</strong></p><p>Thousands of people descended onto the Kentucky state Capitol building Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a Civil Rights march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.&nbsp; The original 1964 march on Frankfort agitated for Civil Rights in segregation-era Kentucky, building support for the passage of the 1966 Kentucky Civil Rights Act.<br /> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:55:38 +0000 Jonathan Meador 44674 at http://wkyufm.org Lawmaker Pushes Felon Voting Rights Bill at Anniversary March in Frankfort The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act http://wkyufm.org/post/politics-passing-1964s-civil-rights-act Martin Luther King may not have had a vote in Congress, but he and the movement he helped lead were integral to getting the civil rights bill introduced. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:02:00 +0000 editor 42674 at http://wkyufm.org The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act Owensboro Activist Reflects on a Life Fighting for Equality http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-activist-reflects-life-fighting-equality <p>Richard Brown was re-appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights earlier this year. He was also inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame for his life-long work fighting for racial equality.</p><p>Joe Corcoran spoke with Richard Brown about his decades of leading the struggle for equality. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:25:57 +0000 Joe Corcoran 28579 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Activist Reflects on a Life Fighting for Equality Film Explores Life of Kentucky Civil Rights Leader http://wkyufm.org/post/film-explores-life-kentucky-civil-rights-leader <p>A documentary exploring the life of Kentucky civil rights leader Anne Braden is set to premiere in Louisville this weekend. The film, produced by Whitesburg-based Appalshop, gives people a look at the extraordinary life and legacy of Braden, who was hailed by the late Martin Luther King Jr. as "eloquent and prophetic" in her rejection of segregation in Louisville. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:57:37 +0000 Associated Press 17865 at http://wkyufm.org Former State Senator Powers to Make Rare Appearance in Bowling Green http://wkyufm.org/post/former-state-senator-powers-make-rare-appearance-bowling-green <p>Former State Senator Georgia Powers, who was a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky, is scheduled to appear tonight at a &quot;Kentucky Live&quot; event hosted by WKU Libraries.&nbsp;Senator Powers, who was the first African American to serve in the Kentucky Senate, will attend a discussion about her career.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 7132 at http://wkyufm.org