Two of the 23 individuals inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Thursday have ties to WKU. The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announced those who are part of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 in Bowling Green.
Dr. Alan Anderson is a professor of social ethics and racial justice at WKU who once worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in efforts to desegregate Albany, Georgia, in the 1960s. When he was arrested for his participation in those projects, Anderson fasted for six days in jail to protest discrimination in the town.
Also inducted Thursday was Abraham Williams, the executive director of the Bowling Green Housing Authority who has worked with WKU to take children in public housing to China over the past three years.
When he moved to Bowling Green 19 years ago, Williams says he was told that public housing children weren’t capable of learning.
Another inductee into the state’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame is Linda McCray, the former long-time executive director of the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission.
You can see the complete list of Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees here.