Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Thomas L. Platt

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Sat, 10/21/2000

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1999OH01.73

Platt came to Kentucky with the military, after being the only black man in an all White unit in Japan. He married a Kentucky woman and when, In 1968, he retired from the military, he decided to built a house in Henderson. He served as a Job Corp Manager for 23 years. He describes Henderson as having few civil rights problems, but tells of a few incidents where he and the NAACP solved problems with relative ease. Transcript available.

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