Kentucky Historical Society

Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Robb

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 04/23/2018





Russellville Concrete Products, Camp Campbell, Fort Campbell, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, Bettye Hite, Bettye Thurmond, Hal Hart Thurmond, Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce, Edward Thompson Breathitt Jr., Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission, National Precast Concrete Association, Webster College, Crispus-Attucks High School, Gloria Steinem, Delmar Divide, World War II, Trail of Tears, Ku Klux Klan, Multiple sclerosis, Vietnam War, Civil Rights Commission (Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights (U.S.))

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115 minutes. Elizabeth Robb discusses the many siblings she grew up with in both Russellville, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She describes her parents, her father's concrete products business, and her elementary, middle school, and high school years. She describes the town of Hopkinsville throughout the time she lived there, and how her parents' activism in their community and throughout the Civil Rights movement influenced the politics and people of the city of Hopkinsville and the state of Kentucky. Robb discusses her college years in St. Louis, Missouri and her and her husband's relationship. She details her career in real estate and city politics, and touches on how she believes the current community can learn from the efforts of her parents.

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