Call for Nominations to the 2017 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductions

Published 7:59 am Friday, March 3, 2017


News release
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announces the call for nominations to the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame 2017 inductions.
Please help by nominating one or more of your favorite Kentucky civil or human rights advocates who have worked to further Kentucky in the area of fair treatment and equal opportunity.
Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31. The inductions ceremony will be held in the fall on a date and at a location to be announced.
Nominees may be people from current or past eras, either living or deceased, who have dedicated themselves to helping others in Kentucky and beyond gain fair treatment, equality, improved quality of life, and human and civil rights, in general. Included are advocates who have worked to make life better by dedicating themselves to helping in a variety of ways members of the protected classes of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Protected classes are race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and family status in housing. Nominees for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame will have shown exemplary leadership and achievements in human or civil rights in Kentucky.
Members of the public age 18 and older may make a nomination for a person they believe should be inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The inductees will be selected by an independent panel of judges from throughout the state of Kentucky.
Mail the completed nomination materials to Cynthia Fox, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 332 West Broadway, Louisville, Ky., 40202. For more information about making a nomination or to receive help with completing a nomination form, call Cynthia Fox at (502) 566-9963 or email her at
The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, which is now 57 years old, and is the state authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and other laws that prohibit discrimination. Since 2000, the commission has held periodic inductions to its Hall of Fame to honor Kentucky men and women who have helped achieve or further equality and fair treatment for others, through work, advocacy, activism, or volunteerism.

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