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Booker-Bryant, Ruth

(born: 1923  -  died: March 7, 2013) 

Born in Detroit, MI, Ruth Booker-Bryant moved to Louisville, KY. She was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2003 for her participation in many demonstrations for civil rights and fair housing, and her fight to improve living conditions for African Americans.

In 2011, she received the Carl and Ann Braden Lifetime Achievement Award. She was president and co-founder of Women United for Social Action.

For more see "14 make rights hall of fame," FORsooth: a publication of the Louisville Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Sept. 2003; "Ruth Booker-Bryant" in the Courier-Journal (Louisville ), 3/10/2013, Obituaries section (also available at; and SR242 (.pdf download) and HR171 (.pdf download).

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NKAA Source: Forsooth: a publication of the Louisville Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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