Local leaders commemorate civil rights decision in Portland, 100 years later

Local leaders commemorate civil rights decision in Portland, 100 years later

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A historic and landmark decision was honored on Wednesday, 100 years after a major civil rights decision.

The Portland Museum and city leaders gathered to commemorate a Kentucky Historical Marker at the intersection of 37th and Pflanz.

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The new marker recognizes the striking down of a Louisville zoning ordinance which ended segregated housing.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Senator Gerald Neal, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, and Raoul Cunningham of the NAACP were all in attendance.

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