University of Louisville, Oral History Center

Interview with Amelia Ray

Date of Interview: 

Thu, 08/24/1978

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Subjects: 

African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville, African Americans--Social conditions, African Americans--Education, Segregation in education, Race relations, Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.), University of Louisville, Civil rights movements,

Call Number: 

633

Mrs. Ray discusses her early life and upbringing in Tennessee as well as her life in Louisville. Mrs. Ray moved to Louisville in 1934 and attended Louisville Municipal College (LMC). She discusses her education both at LMC and at the University of Louisville. She describes many "inconsistencies" as she calls them -- situations where African Americans were not treated the same as whites. She also discusses the civil rights movement, which she says she was not a direct part of.

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