The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky promotes, protects, and defends individuals’ rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions. One of the ways we accomplish that mission is by litigating cases in Kentucky’s state and federal courts that will have a broad impact on civil liberties, either by setting a legal precedent or by affecting the policies and actions of public officials. Our efforts include providing direct legal representation to individuals in certain cases, and filing amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs where significant civil liberties are implicated.
Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR) is a multiracial group of citizens committed to creating in Danville, Kentucky, the beloved community described by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “A community which respects and affirms the dignity of all its members, a community built upon common humanity and enriched by cultural diversity.”
Contact: J.H. Atkins
The Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society (DBCAAHS) is a group of dedicated community members who believe it is our civic responsibility to ensure that our presence, existence, and contributions provide the public knowledge that is essential for future generations to understand and appreciate the African American heritage in this community. To read about a local play on Danville black history, click here.
Contact: Michael Hughes
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 344), and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. To view the NAACP Kentucky County Units, click here.