Goodwill Vice President of External Affairs DeVone Holt spoke in Lexington this evening at the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony held at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts.
The Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony featured remarks from elected officials, the University of Kentucky and diversity and inclusion leaders from across the state. Holt spoke in support of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights’ rich tradition of diverse civil and human rights efforts to expand the path of opportunity for many people in Kentucky and throughout the world.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights was established by the General Assembly in 1960 to “encourage fair treatment for, to foster mutual understanding and respect among, and to discourage discrimination against any racial or ethnic group or its members.”
The Commission introduced the Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2000 to acknowledge women and men who worked throughout the Commonwealth’s history for equal opportunity for all people. Since its inception, over 175 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
For more information about the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony, visit their website here.