Alberta Jones' Louisville Banner

$4,081 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 3 months
Lee Remington Williams
on behalf of Flora Shanklin
 LOUISVILLE, KY
All Louisvillians and visitors to the city are familiar with the Hometown Heroes banners. These huge banners hang on the side of buildings all across our city and are titled "So-And-So's Louisville". A new banner for Alberta O. Jones has been approved to hang near the city's courthouse area.

Alberta O. Jones was the first black female to pass the Kentucky bar exam and the first female - of any race or ethnicity - to serve as a prosecutor in the state of Kentucky. She was a pioneering civil rights leader who began the Independent Voters Association, worked to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, and was Muhammad's Ali's first attorney, flying with him to California to negotiate his first boxing contract. In August 1965, Alberta O. Jones was abducted from her car, beaten unconscious, and thrown into the Ohio River to drown. Her murderers remain at large and unpunished.

In order to get the "Alberta's Louisville" banner made and hung, a total of $8,000 must be raised. We are asking the general public to help raise the money so that we can honor a phenomenal woman and civil rights trailblazer!

(FYI: The money goes directly to Ms. Flora Shanklin, who is the sister of Alberta O. Jones. Ms. Shanklin will then pay to get the banner made and hung.

The Coordinator of this gofundme account is Dr. Lee Remington Williams, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Pre-Law Program Director at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She has been researching the life of Ms. Alberta Jones for many years.)
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$4,081 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 3 months
Created December 7, 2016
Lee Remington Williams  
on behalf of Flora Shanklin
JR
$25
Julie Rudder
4 days ago
GJ
$10
Gloria Jackson
5 days ago
DB
$20
Donnie Bonner
20 days ago
$25
Anonymous
27 days ago
SI
$100
Sheila Irvin
1 month ago
MG
$10
Melissa Gaddie
1 month ago
$40
Anonymous
2 months ago
$20
Karen May
2 months ago
JR
$25
Jennifer Recktenwald
2 months ago
RM
$30
Robert Melton
2 months ago
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