Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Gayle Cherry

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Thu, 12/14/2000

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1999OH01.78

Gale Cherry was a White student at Caldwell County High School when Black students came form Dotson High School to integrate. She describes how the change went smoothly due to sports activities, outstanding individual students, the principal and coach. She refers to the problems related to fears of interracial dating and interracial travel with colleagues. She recalls signs of segregation and the way the word "nigger" was used in that community. Transcript available.

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