Neal remembers being recruited to run for the Kentucky State Senate upon the retirement of Georgia Davis Powers in 1989. He reflects on the three Kentucky state senators. He talks about navigating issues as a senator.

Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and a Civil Rights Attorney.

This interview took place on September 16, 2014 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and University of Kentucky Libraries.

To view the entire interview visit:

https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7mkk94bb5s

Interviewer: Betty Baye
Videographer: Joanna Hay

Neal discusses the role of compromise in politics. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and a Civil

 

Neal talks about his father’s Union activity. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and a Civil Rights

 

Neal recalls his juvenile arrests protesting segregation in Louisville. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and a