Historical Influence: Reading Georgia Powers as a Grassroots Civil Rights Leader in the Rough Business of Kentucky Politics


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Historical Influence is a thematic political civil rights history of Senator Georgia Davis Powers. Powers made major contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky during the rough business of Kentucky politics-the politics of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Life history assumes understanding the specific context of one person is paramount. In Powers' twenty-one years as a Kentucky state senator, she championed bills for open housing and labor, and against race, class, sex, education and job discrimination. Senator Powers ...