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Hazard, KY

From Barwick they went to Hazard, the county seat of Perry County. In Hazard they visited Liberty Street, the center of the African American neighborhood. Mayor Willie Dawahare told him how they needed 10% more federal HUD funds to build new housing and pave Liberty Street. Before leaving Hazard, RFK and Carl Perkins did a live television interview with Bill Gorman, who at that time owned a local TV station. Bill Gorman is now the mayor of Hazard, a position he's held for 28 years.

Bill Gorman on Creating Jobs - Interview Transcript (video clip available below)

Letter from RFK to Mr. Gorman

Willie Dawahare

RFK Signed Photo for Mr. Dawahare

  Black & White Photographs by Paul Gordon:

RFK in Car

RFK Greets Crowd

RFK and Mr. Dawahare on Liberty Street

RFK with Mr. Dawahare on Liberty Street

RFK Interviewed

RFK Visits Liberty Street

Liberty Street

Main Street Crowd

Virgil Walton Napier Interviews RFK

RFK Television Interview
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