Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Marvinia Neblett

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Wed, 06/26/2002

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1999OH01.88

Marvinia Neblett describes her ancestors, and her parents starting the Benton Personal Care Center which she and her husband eventually ran. She recalls her early education at an all Black school, going to Russellville High School with White students and graduating from Murray State University with a degree in Nursing. When she met and married Charles Neblett who was one of the Freedom Singers, she learned a lot about the Civil Rights Movement and felt a part of it. She was moved by the spiritual power of the SNCC Freedom Singers and began to promote their touring and telling their stories. Transcript available.

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