Civil rights movements

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In this collection of interviews, interviewees discuss growing up in a segregated Louisville, the nature and extent of this segregation, the nature and palpability of race-based discrimination in Louisville juxtaposed against the more intense discrimination experienced in the Deep South, and...

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This project consists of interviews with Rev. Hugh Cowans and Julia Cowans concerning the civil right movements in Kentucky and the Appalachian Region. Topics discussed include the United Mine Workers, coal mining, strikes, racism, African American coal miners, African Americans' social and...

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Mrs. Ray discusses her early life and upbringing in Tennessee as well as her life in Louisville. Mrs. Ray moved to Louisville in 1934 and attended Louisville Municipal College (LMC). She discusses her education both at LMC and at the University of Louisville. She describes many "...

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