Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Joseph Payne

Date of Interview: 

Fri, 11/01/2013




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65 minutes. Payne talks about his life growing up on a farm raising corn, tobacco, milk cows, chickens, hogs, rabbits. He discusses being drafted into the army and serving 5 years. He played bass guitar for the church choir in a band known as Voices of Praise. African American communities he discusses are The Pike, Evanstown, and Flatwoods. He attended the Rosenwald School near Santa Fe Baptist Church. His parents were Christine Williams Payne and william Payne. he was born in 1951 in Columbia, KY.

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