Interview with Georgia Davis Powers, October 19th, 1990


Accession Number:
1990OH285 Leg 019
Interviewee: 
Georgia Davis Powers
Interviewer: 
Margaret Brown
Interview Date: 
Friday, October 19th, 1990
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.

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