Frank L. Stanley

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Frank L. Stanley

 

Frank L. Stanley, Sr. (1905 - 1974) - Became an influential desegregation leader as publisher of The Louisville Defender. He drafted the 1950 legislation that led to the desegregation of Kentucky's colleges and universities, chaired groups commissioned by the U.S. War Department in 1946 and 1948 to study the segregation of U.S. troops in Allied-occupied Europe after World War II and recommended the desegregation of U.S. armed forces. He obtained political support for the law that created the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in 1960. He was also recognized as a leading black journalist, co-founder of the national Newspaper Publishers Association, and jurist for the Pulitzer Prize award panel.
 
 
 
 
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