Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with John Short, III

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Sat, 02/01/2014





Barbara Short Hudson, A. D. Price Memorial Hospital, Tom Patterson, John B. Chenault, Ransom VanDyke, Truman and Jennie Bartleson, Broadway and Forsythe Streets, Cunningham, Reed, Mr. and Mrs Tom Jackson, Nels Yeast, Comishville Street, Harrod Theatre, Sportleigh Field, Jeannelte Taylor, Mary Helen Pittman, Dr. J. B. Porterfield, Robert Jackson, John Johnson, Joe Madison, Dr. Keighlley and Dr. Moore, Trevor Short, Wayman Institute, Russell, Donnie, and Elijah Mays, Johnny Bryant, Tiffany Yeast, Zach Smith, Lucien Yates, Luci Hockersmith, A. B. "Happy"Chandler ,Lonnie Campbell, Herbert Dunn, Fairview College, Terry Dunbar Yeast, Lexington Technical Institute, Marie Boltoms, Marie Hunn, Vanessa Brown, Alvis Johnson, Sheridan Dunn, Corey Jackson, Gwen Dunn, Earl Adkins, Elaine Brown, John Clark Keller, Mark Royalty, Mike Coy, Danny Humber, Tom Ballard, Byron Smith, Larry Coy, Terry Arnold, Mike Gammon, Robert Walts: Mary Calherine Bryant, Frances Short, Nate Wilson, Bob Baughman, Dennis Davis

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108 minutes. Pastor John D. Short discusses his childhood and adolescence in Harrodsburg during the 1950's and 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement. He also discusses his involvement in politics and the local chapter of the NAACP. In January 2014 Pastor Short was presented the Martin Luther King Award by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for his community service. In this interview he identifies the problems black residents experience in small communities as well as possible solutions. Other topics discussed include: West Side School in Harrodsburg, Ky.; Athletics at Harrodsburg High School in the 1960s; Segregation; Integration; Racial Prejudice in hiring practices; His ministry at Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg for over 22 years; Cancer & Chemotherapy; African American businesses in Harrodsburg; Past and Present African American leaders in the Harrodsburg community; Upward Bound Program. Short was born in Harrodsburg, KY in 1951 to the parents of Nettie Kendrick Short and John Dunbar Short, II

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