Interview with Georgia Davis Powers, October 19, 1990
Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Interview SummaryPowers (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 Keywordanti-bussing legislation campaigning Civil rights Dee Huddleston Democratic Party) discrimination Ed Breathitt egg law interim committees Julian Carroll Legislative Research Commission (LRC) open housing bill Rules Committee rural electric cooperatives Sales tax legislation Tom Garrett
Interview LC SubjectBreathitt, 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), 1926-2018 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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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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