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Amber Duke joined the ACLU of Kentucky staff as the organization’s first Communications Manager in December 2012. Amber has focused on developing a strategic communications plan, informing and educating ACLU members and the statewide community about civil liberties issues, building the ACLU of Kentucky’s presence on several social media platforms and making sure all of the affiliate’s messages and publications are readable, effective and of the highest quality.

Before joining the ACLU, Amber served as program coordinator of the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist at WLKY-TV in Louisville. Amber is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Pan African Studies Department, where her masters work and thesis focused on the history of African-American, female journalists. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Public History from the University of Louisville’s History Department. She received her B.S. in Communication studies from New York University.

Amber is a proud mom. When she is not chasing her daughter, she's chasing her husband and German shepherd or has her nose deep in a book!