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Councilwoman Shanklin to receive Anderson Laureate Medal for outstanding public service

Thursday October 12, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 has been selected to receive the 2006 Anderson Laureate Medal for outstanding public service.

“I am honored to be recognized, not only by my peers in Jefferson County but also by the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Shanklin.

The Medal is given for outstanding contributions and impact on Kentucky’s community as it relates to seven equal employment opportunity protected categories of race, color, religion, national origin, age disability and sex.

The award was named for Charles Anderson Jr. who was the first black legislator in Kentucky and the South since the Reconstruction era. He is credited with moving forward efforts in desegregation of Kentucky schools, prohibitions of racial discrimination in hiring practices and the repeal of the notorious “hanging law.”

“I am humbled to be getting this award,” says Shanklin. “I am proud to join other distinguished men and women who have helped make Metro Louisville and Kentucky a good place for everyone.”

This is the 17th year the Anderson Laureate medal has been presented.
The award will be presented during the 20th Annual Governors Equal Employment Conference on Thursday October 19th, at 12:00 pm at the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2