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Georgia Davis Powers to be laid to rest this week

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Georgia Davis Powers, the first African-American and first woman ever elected to the Kentucky Senate, will be laid to rest this week.

Powers, who died Saturday at the age of 92, grew up in west Louisville and was a civil rights leader best known for helping pass laws banning discrimination.

She was also part of the effort to ensure equal housing access in Louisville.

Her visitation will be at the state capitol rotunda in Frankfort from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday. The family will take part in a service there at 2 p.m.

Visitation resumes from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, 1048 S. 15th Street.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville.

She will be buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Sen. Powers will have police escorts to and from Frankfort on Thursday, according to the funeral home.

You can find her obituary from Hathaway and Clark Funeral Home here.

Related:

City comes together to honor former Ky. Senator Georgia Davis Powers

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