Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with George Boone

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Thu, 06/08/2000




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George Boone tells of his home and family which has been in this part of Kentucky from the earliest days. He conveys a passing way of life, patterns from slavery which persisted in an agricultural community which continued to depend on the African American workers. He represents a more liberal attitude toward matters of race. As an attorney, Boone defended a Black man who was tried for murder. He tells how he got a copy of the US Supreme Court Report on the systematic exclusion of Negroes on juries and used that to secure an acquittal on self-defense. Transcript available.

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