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Human Relations Week

Proclamation Signing
Pictured left to right: (Row One) Judge Steve Tribble, Mayor Dan Kemp (Row Two) Maria Russell, Stephanie Brewton, Suki Rechter, Ann Cherry (Row Three) Larry Lynch, D'yana Jackson, Mark Cansler, Becki Wells, Idalia Luna

Mayor Dan Kemp and Judge Steve Tribble along with the Human Relations Commission, sign the Unity Proclamtion for 2013.

Pictures from Mayor's Unity Breakfast 2013 

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The 2013 Mayor’s Unity Breakfast was held on Thursday, October 24th  at Christian County Senior Center (formerly AW Watts Senior Center), 1402 W 7th Street in Hopkinsville. The Mayor's Unity Breakfast was well attended with over 200 people.  Speaker, Eva Self delievered a powerful, inspiration message on being aware of those around you. The Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award Recipients were Kurt and Susan Anderson and the Unity Award Recipient was Dr. Isabel Soberal.


Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award

The award is named for Hal Thurmond and his wife Bettye whose work to integrate housing, lunch counters and public schools and to improve race relations in Christian County in the 1950s and ‘60s earned them a posthumous induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006.  Owner of Blue Lake Block Co. and president of the local Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Thurmond demonstrated his commitment to the civil rights movement by helping to establish the Human Relations Commission, for which Bettye became executive director.