This is one in a series of profiles marking the 60th anniversary of the ACLU of Kentucky’s founding.  Each week through December 2015 we will highlight the story of one member, client, case, board or staff member that has been an integral part of our organization’s rich history.

Carolyn Sue Gill

Carolyn's favorite quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

Carolyn Sue Gill joined the ACLU of Kentucky in the 1970s after seeing a particularly chilling advertisement. The ad was a picture of the Statue of Liberty with the mustache and hair of Adolf Hitler. The ad read "IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE! Or can it?"

As part of the board of the ACLU-KY, Gill's job was to remind the rest of the board that the ACLU "was not to deal with private injustices but to focus on the government's obligation to keep separate religion and politics. In other words to protect the Bill of Rights."

 

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