Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission at the next History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. In honor of Women’s History Month, they will host a special presentation by Kentucky Chautauqua performer Kelly O. Brengelman. Brengleman will portray Rose Leigh, a young woman who found stardom as “Rosie the Riveter.”

Rose Leigh was just a regular girl from Science Hill, Kentucky, when she arrived at the Willow Run Bomber Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1942 to work as a riveter on B-24 bombers during World War II. Although she arrived with personal obstacles that included single motherhood, Rose found her way around the plant, found her ambitions, and found temporary stardom when she met Walter Pidgeon and appeared on the big screen as “Rosie the Riveter.”

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm for the next History on Tap program.

Downtown Stroll, Sip and Shop

Here’s a great opportunity to support the women entrepreneurs and business owners that make our community truly special! Shop ‘til you drop in Downtown Hopkinsville at the Downtown Stroll, Sip and Shop event on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Refreshments and special offers available at individual locations.

 

Women’s History Month Celebration

Celebrate achievements by women across Hopkinsville and Christian County at the Women’s History Month Celebration, held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at thePAC at Christian County Middle School. The event will feature local high school students, each presenting her choice of a visionary woman, followed by “She Talks,” a conversational, panel-style discussion with local visionary women who have created and are passing a legacy to the generations to come. In addition, the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission will announce the 2019 recipients of the Fannie Bronson Postell “Woman of the Year” Award and the Women Educating Women Scholarship.

 

Black History Trivia Bowl

The 28th Annual Black History Trivia Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium. If you’re interested in having a team or want to volunteer, please call (270) 887-4010.

Held since 1992, the annual Black History Trivia Bowl offers the region’s youth an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of African Americans over the history of our country.  Young people from middle and high schools, churches, and community groups are encouraged to join the double elimination tournament.

Justice John Marshall Harlan: The Great Dissenter

The Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission and the Friends of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Library will be presenting Mr. Edward Smith as Justice John Marshall Harlan on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the Community Room of the library.

A native of Boyle County in Kentucky and a graduate of both Centre and Transylvania colleges, Justice Harlan served for thirty-three years on the nation’s highest court. During his tenure, Justice Harlan earned the name “the Great Dissenter” because of his dissenting opinions in some of the civil rights cases of his time. His most famous dissent was issued in Plessy v. Ferguson, the case that made segregation legal in the United States. Justice Harlan’s ringing dissent would become the foundation of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Plessy in Brown v. Board of Education.

This program, made possible by Kentucky Humanities, presents a chance to listen to Justice Harlan discuss political affairs, slavery, and the right of a man to change his mind at a dinner party with his friends.