March on Washington Anniversary & Race Relations on Eastern Standard

Aug 26, 2013

During the week marking the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, how are we doing in the Commonwealth?

John Hingsbergen and Dr. Everett McCorvey in WEKU's Studio "A."
Credit Roger Duvall

We're interested in your comments and reactions to the following questions & more:

How have race relations in Kentucky improved during these 50 years?

Have we achieved a "color blind society" in which race is not an issue?

What do we still need to do to achieve the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

Guests for this week's program will include:

- Everett McCorvey, voice professor, Director of UK Opera Theatre and native of Montgomery, Alabama with memories of growing up under segregation.

- Don Pratt, former political candidate and Lexington area activist involved with a lifetime commitment to civil rights and racial harmony and involved in a number of advocacy organizations;

-  The Rev. James Thurman, President of the Lexington Chapter NAACP, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Listeners are invited to join in with your questions on the phone at 800-621-8890, by e-mail to:  You can join the conversation on the WEKU Facebook page or send us a tweet to: @wekuEST.

This program, and each week's Eastern Standard, will repeat Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.