Commission on Human Rights
Announcing the call for nominations to the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame serves as a high honor for brave men and women who have been leaders in the struggle for equality and justice on many battlegrounds and have made Kentucky a better place to live.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) is accepting nominations until Friday, May 4th for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The commission invites you to nominate someone you would like to see honored for making important contributions to human and civil rights in the state.
After the nominations have been gathered, inductees will be chosen by a volunteer, independent panel. KCHR will hold the 2007 inductions in September, and this will be the fifth set of inductions since the program was established in 2000.
Any adult (18 or over) who lives in Kentucky may nominate a person for the Hall of Fame. Eligible nominees are people who have:
1. Provided exemplary leadership and achievement toward Kentucky’s progress in civil rights. Their efforts may pertain to civil rights regarding race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age and family status – all of which are protected classes covered in the Kentucky Civil Rights Act;
2. Advocated for civil rights through actions and deeds in Kentucky;
3. And, served as role models and beacons in the struggle to eliminate discrimination, prejudice and barriers of equality in Kentucky.
4. Nominated candidates may be either living or deceased; their contributions may cover a wide range of civil rights issues in present or past eras.
5. Nominators are encouraged to nominate, again, any past nominee who has not yet been inducted and who meets the above criteria.
Nomination forms are free and available to the public by calling the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 502.595.4024 in Louisville or 1.800.292.5566 (Adrienne Henderson). Or download the form from our website at www.kchr.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces The Kentucky Civil Rights Act and policies of federal civil rights laws that make discrimination illegal.