Civil rights


92 minutes. This interview is a part of the Integrating Segregated Histories Oral History Project. Bob Thurmond discusses his life growing up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and the race relations of the town during the 1950s and 1960s. Thurmond discusses his parents, Bettye and Hal Hart Thurmond, and...


100 minutes. David Thurmond discusses growing up in a large family in Hopkinsville, Ky., during the 1960s. His mother and father, Bettye and Hal Thurmond were civil rights advocates, and he describes how their passion for justice became a defining feature of their family. He discusses his mother...


This collection consists of interviews featuring the children of Bob and Bettye Thurmond, civil rights activists in Hopkinsville, Ky.

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