Kentucky General Assembly

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Barrett describes her education at the Jefferson School of Law, where she graduated in 1942. She also told of her career, first as a secretary for her uncle's law firm in Frankfort, then as an assistant to Lieutenant Governor Harry Lee Waterfield, then as an attorney for state and federal government agencies. Barrett also served as journal clerk for many sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly. Barrett also discussed balancing of family life and career.
Native Louisvillian Norbert L. Blume (1922-2011) speaks about his career in labor and Kentucky politics. Topics include: became aware of prejudice in WWII in the service; getting involved with the labor movement and became a leader of the Teamsters; his work in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1963 to 1968; running for Congress in 1964 and 1966; being Speaker of the House in the Kentucky General Assembly; introducing and passing of public accommodations legislation (the "Blume Bill") and a student-led hunger strike in its support; Democratic party involvement and campaigns; activities of the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union, of which he was a founder; work on a Kentucky Equal Rights Amendment; and his colleagues in labor and civil rights work.