Encouraging Equality and Honoring Leadership: The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame was established by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in the year 2000 to recognize brave men and women who have been leaders in the struggle for equality and justice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame biennially since the inaugural inductions.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame serves as a high honor for individuals who have made strides on many battlegrounds and have made Kentucky a better place to live.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights produces the Hall of Fame as an education program for the people of Kentucky.
Inductees are people who have made important contributions to human and civil rights in the state.
They are considered to have:
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;
Advocated for civil rights through actions and deeds in Kentucky;
And, served as role models and beacons in the struggle to eliminate discrimination, prejudice and barriers of equality in Kentucky.
Nominated candidates may be either living or deceased; their contributions may cover a wide range of civil rights issues in present or past eras.
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.
List of HOF 2000 inductees
List of HOF 2001 inductees
2003 2005 2007 2010 2012
2014 Inductees: http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsroom/kchr/KY+Human+Rights+Commission+today+inducts+23+into+KY+Civil+Rights+Hall+of+Fame+10+16+2014.htm