Cunningham reflects on how the police enforced segregation in Louisville as though it were an ordinance and not just custom. Schools were, however, segregated under the Day Law in Kentucky.
Raoul Cunningham was born in 1943 and began working for civil rights at age 14. Cunningham recruited other young people to the cause and, after careful planning, they began picketing numerous downtown Louisville lunch counters and restaurants that refused to serve African-Americans. He attended Howard University. Back in Louisville he worked on the campaign to elect Kentucky Senator Georgia Davis Powers. He worked in the Washington DC office of