The Ofice of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence (OMI) at Murray State University, in partnership with Cherokee State Resort Historical Park of Aurora, Kentucky, Inc. (CSHRP) will be hosting the premiere of the documentary “A Legacy Lost & Found: Segregation in Recreation” in the Curris Center theater on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The documentary, directed by Dr. Tammy L. Holmes, looks at the history of Cherokee State Park and features testimonies from visitors of the park when it was opened many years ago.

Cherokee State Park opened in 1951 as the only state park for African Americans in Kentucky during a time when public accommodations were segregated. It became a popular Green Book site during this “separate but equal” era.