civil rights march protestors in 1964

Civil Rights

Unbridled Courage

In Kentucky, pride and courage are in our blood. They flow through the rolling hills of green to historic horse tracks and into the depths of Mammoth Cave. An archival black and white image of Civil Rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr.We celebrate all the men and women who make our commonwealth great, especially the African Americans who stepped forward to reshape our future and, in doing so, connected Kentucky’s heritage to one of our country’s bravest moments.

"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."

– Whitney M. Young, Jr.

Explore the Kentucky Civil Rights Trail

Lincoln Hall, Berea College Photo

Lincoln Hall, Berea College

101 Chestnut St.
Berea, KY

Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers Trail Photo

Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers Trail

4th Street, Downtown
Louisville, KY

Muhammad Ali Center Photo

Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth St.
Louisville, KY 40202

SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation & Equality in Kentucky) Photo

SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation & Equality in Kentucky)

252 S Morgan St
Russellville, KY 42276