Dearing, J. Earl(born: 1921 - died: 1969)
J. Earl Dearing was the first African American to be appointed deputy clerk of the police court in Jefferson County. He later won the primary for a circuit court judgeship but died before the general election. He advocated outlawing segregation in public accommodations after he and his son were not allowed to view Bambi at a movie theater. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.
See photo image of J. Earl Dearing at Hall of Fame 2000, a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights website.