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Booker-Bryant, Ruth

(born: 1923  -  died: 2013) 

Ruth Booker-Bryant was a resident of 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 for 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 ), 03/10/2013, Obituaries section; and HR171 and SR242, both at the Open States website.

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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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