Former Kentucky state Sen. Georgia Powers has died at the age of 92.
Powers was the first African-American and first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate, where she served for 21 years beginning in 1968.
Powers was born in Springfield in Washington County, but she grew up in Louisville. She became involved in social justice work during the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1964, Powers helped organize a 10,000-person march on the state Capitol building in Frankfort, demanding a ban on discrimination against African-Americans in restaurants and hotels. She was joined in the march by Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson and folk singers Peter, Paul and Mary.