Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with A. R. Lasley

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 05/11/1993

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Schools - Adair County (Ky.), Schools - Christian County (Ky.), Schools - Hart County (Ky.), One-room schools - Adair County, (Ky.), School children - transportation - Adair County (Ky.), African Americans--Education--1920-1960, Education Segregation, Education Integration, Christian County (Ky.), Hopkinsville (Ky.), Adair County (Ky.), Teachers, African American

Call Number: 

FA 166 B1 F31

Describes the school, teachers, and community of Flatwoods in Adair County, Kentucky, providing details about teacher training, discipline, curriculum, day-to-day activities, fundraising, and transportation. First began teaching at Hardyville (Hart County) in 1932, then on to Hodgenville (two-room school) where he was principal and taught the upper grades. Was principal at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Hopkinsville and pastor of Virginia Street Baptist Church. Provides personal insights on segregation in education and integration.

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