Kentucky Humanities

Chautauqua Performer: Alice Lloyd

In 1915, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd packed up her printing equipment and left New England for the mountains of Kentucky. Just a few years earlier, she had been the publisher and editor of the first all-female newspaper staff in the United States. She and June Buchanan established Caney Junior College. Jacqueline Hamilton of Winchester portrays Alice Lloyd for Kentucky Chautauqua.

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Chautauqua Performer: Adolph Rupp

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library present Edward Smith as he portrays Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua. During the 42 years he coached at the University of Kentucky, Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) raised basketball to near-religious status in the Commonwealth. Basketball took its place next to horses, coal and bourbon as one of the cultural icons that characterizes the state. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal.

Kentucky Humanities is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit kyhumanities.org or call (859) 257-5932.

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.