Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Gertrude Ridgel

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Tue, 04/27/1999




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Ridgel tells of her early education in segregated schools in West Virginia. After getting her PhD. she came to teach at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY. She describes the atmosphere with marches, sit-ins at various restaurants and the local NAACP's involvement in making arrangements for the '63 March on Frankfort. Ridgel describes the variety of service projects undertaken by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Transcript available.

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