African Americans

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These interviews are a part of the project dealing with Hall Hollow, a small black community in Wheelwright that students researched for three years. Black and white residents discuss coal mining and the experience of living in a coal company town, family life, segregation, integration in the...

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In the summers of 1997, 1998, and 1999, an oral history project was conducted by local high school students documenting African American history in Owensboro. Topics covered in the interviews ranged from life under segregation, World War II, the Great Depression, Jazz, local sports, and...

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Interviews discussing life in Middlesboro, KY in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and the formation of Middlesboro's Little League Program, one of the first integrated programs in the south and the first integrated program in Kentucky. Copyright belongs to the Kentucky Oral History Commission/...

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Lane talks about his job as Dean of Louisville Municipal College from 1937 to 1942.

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This project, “African American Education in South Central Kentucky, 1920 – 1960”, was conducted by Joseph Carl Ruff, and includes 26 interviews with African Americans who were educated in and/or taught in south central Kentucky. Their first-hand accounts provide a unique perspective on the...

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