University of Kentucky Libraries: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

New Zion Community Oral History Project

Kentucky History Oral History Collection
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Originally founded in 1868 as the African-American community of Briar Hill in Georgetown, KY, this neighborhood later became the New Zion community. Interviewees discuss life in this exclusively African American area during the mid-1900s. Topics include family, traditions, discipline, education, church, and racial segregation and integration in the public schools in this region. Also discussed is work on horse farms and in factories. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="