Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Bobby Bowe

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 07/28/2014

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Subjects: 

segregation, discrimination, federal commodities, slavery, black history, African American history, colored school, Rosenwald school

Call Number: 

2014OH02.12

162 minutes. Rev. Bobby Bowe talks about his family history and growing up in Columbia, Kentucky, including attending the Rosenwald School. He discusses not riding a bus to school because of segregation. He received an Associates degree in business from Lindsey Wilson College and was drafted into the Army. He later received a degree in social work with a minor in business from Campbellsville University. He discusses how his career has expanded over his lifetime with numerous achievement awards. He shares his philosphy that four skills would help anyone work with diverse groups: dedication, determination, discipline and desire. At the time of this interview, he is a preacher. his parents are Millie King Bowe adn richard Eugene Bowe. He was born in Columbia, KY in 1947.

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