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From the anti-segregation sit-ins of the 1960s to the 2020 protests in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor, the rest of the nation—and often the world—has watched as Kentuckians boldly fought against injustice. In Resistance in the Bluegrass, Farrah Alexander outlines how Kentucky’s activists have opposed racism, discrimination, economic inequality, and practices that accelerate climate change; advocated for better education, more humane immigration policies, and appropriate political representation; and supported LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, while also celebrating decades of Kentucky contributions to social justice movements and the people behind them.
Resistance in the Bluegrass gives engaged citizens—and those who aim to become more engaged—inspiration and guidance for how they too can make a difference across the commonwealth. With interviews and issue-by-issue action items, Alexander reminds her readers that everyday citizens who step up to make a difference are at the heart of all social change. Optimistic and accessible, Resistance in the Bluegrass is a people’s history and guide that calls Kentuckians of all backgrounds to action.
“In Resistance in the Bluegrass, readers are taken on a journey through what has always been
a part of what makes Kentucky home for many of us—resistance—whether occupying the railroad tracks in Harlan, Kentucky, and chanting, ‘No pay, we stay!’ or occupying Injustice Square Park in downtown Louisville and chanting, ‘No justice, no peace!’
We are Kentucky—the ones who marched
in Appalachia for Black lives, and the ones
who showed up in western Kentucky to end poverty. We are Kentucky—the ones who resist corporate control over our lives, and the ones who are creating the care communities across the commonwealth. We are Kentucky—the ones who are protecting our environment, and the ones who know that healthcare is a human right.”—From the foreword by Rep. Attica Scott
Farrah Alexander is a writer whose work focuses on feminism, parenting, social justice, politics, and current events. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, BUST, and Scary Mommy. She is the author of Raising the Resistance: A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism.
Attica Scott is a mother and an activist, and in 2016 defeated a 34-year incumbent to become the first Black woman elected to the Kentucky General Assembly this century. She currently serves as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from the 41st district.
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Mobility device access info:
While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.