Thousands march in Frankfort to remember call to end segregation

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 7:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) –Thousands are marching in Frankfort in remembrance of the first march 50-years ago that called for an end to segregation in Kentucky.

Groups are focusing on current issues African Americans are still facing.

On Wednesday morning, March 5, hundreds left Louisville from the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage just after sunrise.

The original march, of course, supported the law making discrimination illegal in places like stores, restaurants, theaters and hotels. Leaders who marched included Martin Luther King Junior and baseball great Jackie Robinson.

WHAS11's Karma Dickerson will have an update at noon.

 

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