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

Cunningham talks about how the Sit-in was a tactic that was used to demonstrate the need for public accommodation. Raoul


Cunningham says that Kentucky is one of three or four states that bars felons from voting. This policy has had


Cunningham recalls meeting Stokely Carmichael upon his arrival at Howard University and they began organizing immediately. Raoul Cunningham was born