African Americans.

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This project focuses on African American culture during the time of segregated park systems in Lexington, Kentucky. These interviews, originally conducted by Boyd Shearer, Jr. for a multimedia presentation, contain descriptions of African American park activities, particularly in Douglass Park....

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This project focuses on the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee Baseball League (KIT), nicknamed the "Kitty" League. Founded in 1903, it existed as a Class D Minor League until 1955. Interviewees, many of whom are World War II veterans, discuss what it was like growing up near the end of the...

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This project focuses on racial discrimination in Kentucky from the viewpoint of African Americans, particularly concerning public transportation. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog:...

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These interviews were recorded by Dr. Sue Eakin and students in her History 71 class at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1970s. They were transferred from LSU to the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2001, the year Eakin was inducted into the LSU Journalism Hall of Fame. Her recordings are...

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This project concerns the history of interscholastic sports in Kentucky during the twentieth century. Former coaches, athletic directors, and athletes discuss football, baseball, basketball, swimming, soccer, girls' and boys' athletics, race relations, coaching philosophies, and...

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Although not segregated by law, in the 1950s and 60s whites and African Americans lived separate lives in the city of Yazoo, Mississippi. African American interviewees talk about their living conditions, education, jobs, and time in the military. Other topics include the role of the church in...

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Originally founded in 1868 as the African-American community of Briar Hill in Georgetown, KY, this neighborhood later became the New Zion community. Interviewees discuss life in this exclusively African American area during the mid-1900s. Topics include family, traditions, discipline, education...

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A collaboration between the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Pi Sigma Alpha society, this project features African American political scientists who had significant roles in the development of political science as a discipline. Interviewees discuss their experiences as...

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Oliver's, named for the Oliver family, was a village located in Clark County, Kentucky, near Winchester. At one time it had a working distillery, mill, store houses, and homes. This project focuses on African Americans in this region during the early 20th century. Specifically discussed are...

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This project contains interviews concerning the experiences of African American farmers and their families in Kentucky. Topics include sharecropping, tobacco, cattle, women's roles on the farm, farm techniques, dairy farming, tenant farming, education, segregation. The complete collection record...

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