Interview with Georgia Davis Powers, October 19, 1990

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.

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Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991   Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991   Communists   Cooperative societies--United States   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Huddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926-   Kentucky--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment   Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission   Kentucky. Governor (1959-1963 : Combs)   Kentucky. Governor (1963-1967 : Breathitt)   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Political campaigns--Kentucky   Powers, Georgia Davis, 1923-   Powers, Georgia Davis, 1923- --Interviews   Prichard, E. F., (Edward Fretwell).   Rural electrification--United States   Sales tax--Law and legislation   Waterfield, Harry Lee, 1911-1988   Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908-  

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