Anne Butler describes growing up in Stanford at the time schools were integrating and being encouraged by her mother and a white mentor to pursue education. She tells of her college experience at EKU and of the activities of the Black students who sought to have Black speakers, Black history etc. She traces her growing political awareness noting various early experiences and the magazines she read throughout high school and college. Her current research on Kentucky African Americans has enabled her to learn about the slave heritage of her family. Transcript available.