The collection contains plaques, awards, and other honorary items bestowed on Maurice and Jewel Rabb.
2.375 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)
Maurice F. Rabb, M.D. (1902–1982), a native of Mississippi, attended Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. He was a civil rights crusader in Kentucky, first in Shelbyville in the late 30s and 40s, and later in Louisville where he practiced medicine. Rabb broke the color barrier in many areas of medical practice including the integration of the Jefferson County Medical Society and the medical staff of the Louisville General Hospital. He is believed to have been the financial strategist for the public accommodations and open housing campaigns. Jewel Rabb, the widow of Maurice F. Rabb, moved from Louisville.