Interview with Georgia Davis Powers, October 19, 1990

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Powers (Senate 1968-1986, 33rd district; Democratic Party), Kentucky's first African-American senator discusses her campaign strategy, incidents of discrimination growing up in Louisville, and experiences encountering race in politics. She discusses her involvement in the Civil Rights movement and sponsorship as Senator of the Open Housing bill. She concludes with her perspective on the relationship between the press and politicians.

Interview Accession

1990oh285_leg019

Interviewee Name

Georgia Davis Powers

Interviewer Name

Margaret Brown

Interview Date

1990-10-19

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Powers, Georgia Davis Interview by Margaret Brown. 19 Oct. 1990. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Powers, G.D. (1990, October 19). Interview by M. Brown. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Powers, Georgia Davis, interview by Margaret Brown. October 19, 1990, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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