Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Loraine Mathis & Janet Mathis Roberts

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Wed, 08/16/2000




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Mathis recalls the days of segregation in Paducah and recalls her teachers in the all Black high school where she learned Negro History. She became an active community volunteer assisting people to solve all sorts of problems. She describes her many years of NAACP activity where she served as an officer at the local and state levels. One of her primary responsibilities was serving as Youth Advisor which included taking the young people to numerous national NAACP Conventions. Mathis served 28 years on the Democratic Executive Committee and tells of get out the vote efforts for Black City Commissioners. Transcript available.

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