Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Odessa (Major) Chestine

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 05/26/1993





Schools - Trigg County (Ky.), Schools - Christian County (Ky.), Schools - Hopkinsville (Ky.), One-room schools - Trigg County, (Ky.), One-room schools - Christian County (Ky.), African Americans--Education--1920-1960, Education Segregation, Education Integration, Teachers, African American, Hopkinsville (Ky.), Christian County (Ky.)

Call Number: 

FA 166 B1 F38

Describes her experience as a student in the city schools of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and then as a teacher in Trigg and Christian Counties. Mentions the unfair practices of 'separate but equal' and comments on the process of school integration, its costs and benefits.

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