March on Frankfort anniversary

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 9:00 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- 50 years ago on March 5, more than 10,000 people converged on Frankfort, calling an end to segregation.

The law they supported would make discrimination illegal in places like stores, restaurants, theaters, and hotels.

Leaders who marched there included Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball great Jackie Robinson.

To commemorate the anniversary, many groups are planning another march on Frankfort. This march focuses on the current issues facing African Americans.

Kentucky is considered a forerunner in the fight for civil rights.

The commemorative march and rally starts at 10 at the capital in Frankfort.

Buses will be leaving from Louisville to take people to and from Frankfort.

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