- Thirushan Wignakumar
Charles Anderson was an African-American legislator who was born in Louisville. He attended Kentucky State University and received a J.D. degree from Howard University in Washington D.C., which also hosted alumni including supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall and Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison. After practicing as a lawyer in Louisville, Anderson was elected to the Kentucky state legislature as a Republican, being the first African-American to join a state legislature after the Reconstruction and the first in the South to do so. While in office, he advocated for black education, improvement of public school facilities, and the repeal of Kentucky's public lynching law.
- Thirushan Wignakumar
Compared to many other battles in the Civil War, including the battle of Perryville that August, the Battle of Middle Creek in Floyd County was a mere skirmish. Out of a total of 4,600 soldiers combined from both sides of the war, there were only 25 Union losses and 65 Union losses. This was only .0145% of the total casualties in the Civil War. However, this battle ensured the Union control of Eastern Kentucky due to the Union's victory. Lead by James Garfield, future United States president, the Union volunteer forces pushed back the Confederate forces, who were lead by Mexican war veteran General Humphrey Marshall. This victory was the first major Civil War battle fought on Kentucky soil and kept out Confederate forces until the bloody battle of Perryville eight months later.
- Karina Henson
On January 2nd, 1943, with 15 freshmen and 2 sophomores, the Kentucky Wildcats unsurprisingly lost a game of basketball. Fans were disappointed, but they couldn’t know the rush of success the team would have for more than a decade: Kentucky would go on a 130 game win streak, not losing another game until January 8th, 1955, winning an incredible 130 games in a row. 3 generations of University of Kentucky students were able to watch their team win game after game, and one can only imagine the pressure the athletes felt to perform. The streak ended under the coaching of honored coach Adolph Rupp, who led the team to 876 wins and 190 losses, with a winning percentage of 82.2.
- Shaoyi Sheng
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