Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Mary Northington

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Sat, 04/10/1999

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1999OH01.13

Northington tell about the family stories of slavery which were handed down. She describes her experience in segregated schools which were like community centers in Covington and of having to walk to Cincinnati to take business classes.She speaks of the impact of the depression which separated her family and of her Mother's work as Manager of the Jacob Price Homes. She tells a bit of the history of Talladega College in Alabama where she graduated in 1945. Northington spent 40 years living and working in Buffalo, NY where she found the discrimination she sought to leave was still there, just more covert. Transcript available.

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