City wide gathering to celebrate the end of segregation in Louisville

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 8:28 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- May 14 marks 50 years since the passage of the ordinance that ended segregation in public places in Louisville, and to celebrate, the Louisville NAACP is sponsoring a city wide meeting May 13.

The historic law was the first of its kind passed by a southern city - passing before the 1963 March on Washington and passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Brown Theater.

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