Georgia Powers reflects on an Open Housing bill and how she got it passed through legislation.

Georgia Davis Powers was born in Springfield, Kentucky in 1933. She is a politician and civil rights activist and served as a distinguished member of the Kentucky State Senate for 21 years, starting in 1967. She was with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis when Dr. King was assassinated in 1968.

This interview took place on April 26, 2013 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and University

Georgia Powers talks about passing the Open House Law and the sacrifices that came with it. Georgia Davis Powers was

 

Georgia Powers discusses experiencing discrimination at a restaurant job and getting her driver’s license. Georgia Davis Powers was born in

 

Georgia Powers recalls an experience her father had with job discrimination. Georgia Davis Powers was born in Springfield, Kentucky in