Powers discusses her education at Louisville Central High School and the Louisville Municipal College; early involvement in politics with Wilson Wyatt, Sr.; United States Senate campaign; Edward T. Breathitt's gubernatorial campaign; Norbert Bloom's career in the Kentucky General Assembly; and her own successful race for the state senate in 1966. Powers also discusses her support of a state open housing bill and the Poor People's March on Washington, D.C., in 1968, which she attended as an observer for the Kentucky Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville, Politicians, African American politicians, Central High School (Louisville, Ky.), Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.), Discrimination in housing, Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate, Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996, Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-