Museum director Keller to give program on Hopkinsville’s civil rights era

The virtual program at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19, will focus on the 1960s in Hopkinsville.
Alissa Keller

Hopkinsville Community College will offer a virtual program on the civil rights era in the local community at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19. 

Alissa Keller, executive director of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, will present “Civil Rights in Hopkinsville during the 1960s.” She will discuss people who contributed to the civil rights movement and the impact they had on the local community.

Keller has been the museum director for 10 years. She graduated from Centre College with degrees in history and English and from Clemson University/College of Charleston with a master’s degree in historic preservation. She serves on the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance boards.

The community is invited to watch the presentation online

The program is offered in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, said HCC Professor of Religion and Philosophy Ken Casey. The sponsors are HCC’s Religion and Philosophy Club, History Club, Price Alliance and the Office of Student Engagement.

Museum director Keller to give program on Hopkinsville’s civil rights era

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org. She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.