LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Seven Kentucky women who worked for racial equality will be portrayed in a play to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Louisville.
The African American Theatre Program at U of L is presenting the play, keynote address by journalist Betty Baye and recognition for three women who helped advance the civil rights movement in Kentucky. The program is at 1 p.m. EST Jan. 20 at The Playhouse at U of L and is free and open to the public.
The women being portrayed in the play are Alice Dunnigan, Elizabeth Fouse, Audrey Grevious, Anne Braden, Julia Britton Hooks, Mae Street Kidd and Suzy Post.
The African American Theatre Program's Service to all Mankind Award will be given to former Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, Mattie Jones and Gracie Lewis.