Event Will Honor 1964 March In KY

Dec 4, 2013

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is planning an event next year to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march in Frankfort.

The 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March will be at the state capitol on March 5.

The historic 1964 march attracted about 10,000 people who were calling for a law to help end segregation in public places like stores, restaurants and hotels. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball great Jackie Robinson attended the event in Frankfort.

The Commission on Human Rights says the march helped build support for the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act of 1966.

The commission and other groups helping to organize the march are seeking volunteers ahead of next year's event.