Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Stevie Foster Graves

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 11/25/2013

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Subjects: 

education, employment, railroad industry, segregation, desegregation, African American farm, agriculture, meat production, business, entrepreneurial

Call Number: 

2014OH02.8

65 minutes. Graves discusses his memories of Adair county, including being driven to school in a car because it was too far to walk. After serving in the military he moved to Louisville, Kentucky and worked on the Kentucky Indiana Railroad as a conductor. In retirement he owns the family farm he grew up on in Adair County as well as Fairplay Meat where he sells his specialty sausage. He also spoke about unfair treatment growing up. His parents were Dimple Johnston Graves and Walter Ray Graves. He was born in 1951 in Milltown, Kentucky

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