Commission on Human Rights
NKU displays Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame
March 23, 2006
NKU Exhibits Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights today re-dedicated a section of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in the third floor lobby of the Lucas Administrative Center at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, Ky. The sculpture has been on display at the Kentucky State University campus in Frankfort for the past three years.
The section housed at NKU includes such heroic civil rights leaders as the late Anne Braden of Louisville, who also served on the faculty at NKU. Ms. Braden, 81, died on March 6.
Dr. Prince Brown Jr., director of the NKU Institute for Freedom Studies, gave the keynote address to about 100 faculty and students at the unveiling ceremony.
Dr. James C. Votruba, president of NKU, brought energy to the movement to bring a portion of the sculpture to the campus, symbolizing the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and NKU’s connection with the human rights commission, he said.
The exhibit serves as a memorial to the 66 people who have been inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame since 2000.