Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Ann Beard Grundy

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Wed, 06/23/1999




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Ann discusses examples of resistance, including references to previous interviews. She describes her philosophy of informal teaching as political action and what she did in her various jobs working with young people and in her own family. She recalls her work with husband Chester and with Catherine Warner in founding the Roots and Heritage Festival and cultural activities Chester arranged at the University of Kentucky. She comments on the outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, especially the loss of black institutions and of her dream of forming an independent black school. She expresses her feelings about these interviews with a white woman and her perspective on the recent violence at Columbine High School in Colorado. Transcript available.

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