Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Charles Allen Williams

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Tue, 08/15/2000

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1999OH01.60

As Williams describes his early farm life and law school experience in Tennessee, he indicates that he took for granted the segregated society of the 30's. He describes his law practice in Paducah, serving as City Manage, serving one term in the Kentucky House of Representatives, and also one term on the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. He notes that in his experience, juries were usually all White until the last ten years. He notes also that while Blacks could not be lawyers, they were often teachers and had empathy that made them better than many White teachers. He considers himself a liberal on race while conservative politically. Transcript available.

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