On March 5, 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., right center, led about 10,000 demonstrators in a march on Frankfort. Gov. Edward T.  "Ned" Breathitt later met with King. Former Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in big-league baseball, is at left.
On March 5, 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., right center, led about 10,000 demonstrators in a march on Frankfort. Gov. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt later met with King. Former Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in big-league baseball, is at left. AP
On March 5, 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., right center, led about 10,000 demonstrators in a march on Frankfort. Gov. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt later met with King. Former Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in big-league baseball, is at left. AP

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.