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Robert Cunningham, Louisville, Ky. (1934-). African American. Mr. Cunningham, a native of Trigg County, has spent his life fighting for justice in the workplace, housing, public accommodations and access to finances. During the 1970s, Mr. Cunningham helped form the Black Workers Coalition to challenge workplace racism and access to jobs that were denied to blacks and other minorities. Mr. Cunningham later joined the Kentucky Branch of the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression, where he fought for prison reform, economic justice, and school equity and against the death penalty. Mr. Cunningham, a worker for the Louisville Water Company, has used his voice to bring blacks and whites and opposed people together to create a better and just society that would benefit all.
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