Civil Rights Act Symposium
In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the
Kentucky Civil Rights Act of 1966
This is a milestone for a southern state...a great step forward for any state. [It] will serve as a great beacon of light for all men of goodwill...and hopefully inspire other states to follow suit.
[It] is the strongest and most comprehensive civil rights bill passed by a southern state.
Dr. Martin Luther King (circa 1966)
On January 27, 2016, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law will present a Law Symposium Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The Act was signed into law by Governor Edward T. Breathitt on January 27, 1966. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act, by any measure, remains one of the most significant pieces of legislation to have been passed in the last fifty (50) years. At the time of its passage, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted that [It] is the strongest and most comprehensive civil rights bill passed by a southern state.
The one day symposium will be presented at the University of Kentucky College of Law on January 27, 2016. Registration will begin at 8:00 A.M. The program will begin at 8:30 A.M. and conclude at 4:30 P.M.
The symposium will consist of speakers and panelists of judges, lawyers and activists prominent in the civil rights arena, discussing general topics of interest. In addition, students and activists will be asked to participate by posing questions throughout the symposium.
While we are still finalizing the agenda, click on the link below for known topics, speakers and moderators. (Please continue to check back as we will continue to update the agenda as new details are finalized.)
Agenda updated on January 19, 2016
UK Law will run a free shuttle van between Limestone Street Garage (Parking Structure 5) and the Law Building from 7:30am-8:30am and 5:00pm-6:00pm)