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Sister Ruth Ann Iwanski was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.  She has a B.A. degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a M.A. degree from Webster College in Webster Groves, Missouri, and a M.A. degree from Texas Woman’s University.  From 1969 to 1976, she held several teaching...

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In 1996, Mary Stuart Reichard received a B.A. in biology and art from the University of Louisville. She has worked in fiber for many years, taking classes in Kentucky and surrounding states.  She has taught in public and private schools, owned and operated a gift shop, taught at the Louisville...

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Susan is an artist, curator, and art collector.  She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Elementary Education and earned a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from Tuft's University and taught in the public school system.  An innovative clay artist, her work has been...

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20 minutes. This interview is a part of the Kentucky 225 Oral History Project. Julie Schmidt describes her position at Kentucky Educational Television. She discusses her involvement in the Kentucky 225 commemoration. She also answers some questions about what makes Kentucky, Kentucky, what...

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52 minutes. This interview is a part of the Kentucky 225 Oral History Project. Harold McKinney is the Boyle County Judge/Executive. He was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear in 2008 and is coming up on his 10th year serving his county in this position. McKinney explains his background: his...

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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...

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

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