Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project


“It wasn’t the burger so much as it was the sauce.” — Georgia Davis Powers talks about growing up in Louisville, KY, about serving as the first woman and first person of color in KY’s State Senate, and about owning a restaurant and coin laundry in this oral history interview led by Nieta Wigginton. Powers bought the restaurant and coin laundry to supplement her income from her job in the State Senate. The restaurant — aptly named Senator’s Restaurant — was known for its Senator Burger and for that special sauce. For more oral history interviews with important players in the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky, check out the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project.
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