Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Esther Costner

Date of Interview: 

Thu, 03/18/1999




Call Number: 


Esther Costner tells of life in the small town of Middlesboro where black families were scattered throughout the community and racial lines were not extremely sharp. She notes the limited economic opportunities and how her brothers and sisters left the community. She and her husband saw to it that their children were educated and could leave the community. She describes some of the grant programs that she worked on in which she sought to improve the lives of families and create more employment opportunities.

Get It Here