Kentucky Historical Society

Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project

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The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project was a major statewide initiative to document, through oral history interviews, the struggle to end legal segregation in Kentucky between 1930 and 1975. Directed by oral historian Dr. Betsy Brinson, this series of interviews features Kentuckians who, in some capacity, participated in the movement. The individuals interviewed for the project offer narrative descriptions of life under segregation, their individual and collective participation in the struggle for equality and justice, and the process of integration specifically focusing on issues pertaining to housing, education, and public accommodations.

Datesort descending Interviewee(s) Interviewer(s)
12/11/1998 Suzanne Post Betsy Brinson
01/06/1999 Helen Fisher Frye Betsy Brinson
02/02/1999 Abby Marlatt Betsy Brinson
02/03/1999 Eleanor Jordan Betsy Brinson
02/04/1999 Grace Lewis Betsy Brinson
02/05/1999 Mattie Jones Betsy Brinson
02/07/1999 Ann Beard Grundy Betsy Brinson
02/17/1999 Ann Beard Grundy Betsy Brinson
02/19/1999 Lillian Hudson Betsy Brinson
03/18/1999 Esther Costner Betsy Brinson
03/18/1999 Nancy Johnson Betsy Brinson
03/23/1999 Constance Ellison Betsy Brinson
04/10/1999 Mary Northington Betsy Brinson
04/13/1999 Audrey Grevious Betsy Brinson
04/26/1999 Betty Gabehart Betsy Brinson
04/27/1999 Gertrude Ridgel Betsy Brinson
05/05/1999 Wesley Acton Betsy Brinson
05/05/1999 Daisy James Betsy Brinson
05/06/1999 Gustava Hayden Betsy Brinson
05/06/1999 Jean Higgs Betsy Brinson
05/21/1999 Lois Combs Weinberg Betsy Brinson
06/01/1999 Jessie Zander Betsy Brinson
06/23/1999 Chester Grundy Betsy Brinson
06/23/1999 Ann Beard Grundy Betsy Brinson
10/13/1999 Sanford T. Roach Betsy Brinson
10/22/1999 Mervin Aubespin Betsy Brinson
10/28/1999 Mort Childress Betsy Brinson
11/04/1999 Galen Martin Betsy Brinson
11/06/1999 Elizabeth Oberst Betsy Brinson
11/06/1999 Galen Martin Betsy Brinson
12/08/1999 Loyal Jones Betsy Brinson
12/11/1999 Fanny Rosenbaum Betsy Brinson
01/07/2000 Anne Butler Betsy Brinson
01/10/2000 Charles Whitehead Betsy Brinson
02/11/2000 Myrtle Webb, George Logan, Lynwood Montell Doug Boyd
02/11/2000 Elizabeth Lawson, Mattie Jones, Grace Lewis, Winona Fletcher Doug Boyd
02/11/2000 Ann Sullivan, Marilyn Dishman Doug Boyd
02/11/2000 Anne Butler, John Hardin Doug Boyd
02/24/2000 Edward T. Breathitt Betsy Brinson
03/15/2000 Foster Pettit Betsy Brinson
03/16/2000 Joe Graves Betsy Brinson
03/23/2000 Robert Estill Betsy Brinson
03/31/2000 Joyce Hamilton Berry Betsy Brinson
04/06/2000 Don Pratt Betsy Brinson
06/05/2000 John M. Purdy Betsy Brinson
06/05/2000 Ricardo Sisney Betsy Brinson
06/05/2000 John Cranston Betsy Brinson
06/06/2000 George Esters Betsy Brinson
06/06/2000 Lucille Brooks Betsy Brinson
06/06/2000 Frank Moxley Betsy Brinson
06/07/2000 Odessa Chestine Betsy Brinson
06/07/2000 F.E. Whitney Betsy Brinson
06/08/2000 George Boone Betsy Brinson
06/08/2000 William Turner, Chris Gilkey Betsy Brinson
06/09/2000 Morton Holbrook Betsy Brinson
07/13/2000 Catherine Warner Betsy Brinson
07/28/2000 Helen Fisher Frye Betsy Brinson
08/03/2000 Walter T. Hutchins Betsy Brinson
08/08/2000 Iola Harding Betsy Brinson
08/14/2000 Alberta Brown, Marilyn Brown Queen Betsy Brinson
08/15/2000 Charles Allen Williams Betsy Brinson
08/15/2000 Mary Taylor Betsy Brinson
08/15/2000 Gladman Humbles Betsy Brinson
08/16/2000 Wardelle Harvey Betsy Brinson
08/16/2000 Loraine Mathis, Janet Mathis Roberts Betsy Brinson
08/16/2000 Harold Alston Betsy Brinson
08/17/2000 Jennie Wilson Betsy Brinson
08/18/2000 Robert Coleman Betsy Brinson
08/23/2000 Blaine Hudson Betsy Brinson
09/18/2000 Mary Tisdale Betsy Brinson
10/05/2000 Porter Peeples, Sr. Betsy Brinson
10/19/2000 Patrica George Maxine Ray
10/21/2000 Thelma Johnson Maxine Ray
10/21/2000 Thomas L. Platt Maxine Ray, Sheri Smith
10/23/2000 Howard E. Bailey Maxine Ray
11/18/2000 Charles Whitehead Betsy Brinson
12/07/2000 Samuel Robinson Betsy Brinson
12/14/2000 Gayle Cherry Chris George
01/06/2001 Don Offutt Betsy Brinson
01/17/2001 Samuel Robinson Betsy Brinson
02/09/2001 Jesse Crenshaw Cate Fosl
02/22/2001 Mary Zriny Betsy Brinson
03/14/2001 George Logan Betsy Brinson
03/16/2001 Herbert Oldham Maxine Ray
03/20/2001 Anna Beason Maxine Ray
03/21/2001 Selvin Butts Maxine Ray
03/29/2001 Lloyd B. Arnold Betsy Brinson
05/21/2001 Thomas D. Clark Betsy Brinson
06/20/2001 Ronald Lewis Maxine Ray
06/28/2001 Greta Fishback Maxine Ray
08/16/2001 David Pettie Betsy Brinson
04/02/2002 Michele McCrary Maxine Ray
04/02/2002 Julia Cowans Betsy Brinson
05/28/2002 Newton Thomas Betsy Brinson
06/26/2002 Charles Neblett Betsy Brinson, Genie Potter
06/26/2002 Marvinia Neblett Betsy Brinson, Genie Potter