Kentucky Historical Society

Mercer County African American Oral History Project


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This project seeks to document the oral history of African Americans in Mercer County, Kentucky, focusing heavily on residents of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The content of the interviews focuses heavily on physical locations in the county that have been historically important to the black community, including churches, schools and businesses. Interviewees discuss desegregation of schools and the community as well as well known individuals in the Harrodsburg and Mercer County community.