Kentucky Historical Society

Frankfort's "Craw" Oral History Project

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Between 1955 and 1972 Frankfort's "Bottom" or "Craw" community, an integrated working-class neighborhood, was systematically destroyed by the urban renewal process in the capital city. In a series of interviews former residents describe their experiences with urban renewal and the institutions, people, and events that defined their neighborhood and their daily existence. Among the topics covered are: urban renewal process, local businesses, residential housing conditions, race relations, prostitution, gambling, bootlegging, civil rights activities, African American education, and civic and community leaders. Copyright belongs to the Kentucky Oral History Commision/Kentucky Historical Society. Authorization must be granted by the Kentucky Historical Society to use or publish by any means the archival material to which the Society holds copyright.