Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Ronald Lewis

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 06/20/2001




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Ronald Lewis recounts growing up in Bardstown, Kentucky and his decision to move to Bowling Green to attend Western Kentucky University. He recalls being aware of segregation from a young age. Lewis discusses his years spent teaching at Bowling Green Junior High School during the integration of the school and the treatment of students and other teachers towards him. He also describes his involvement in the NAACP and the Human Rights Commission. Lewis concludes his interview by discussing the cases he oversaw and his role in trying to create a less discriminating atmosphere.

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