Segregation

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A native of Paris, Kentucky, Edward F. Prichard Jr. (1915--1984) graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, a member of the White House staff during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, and an...

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When James Meredith became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi, protests and riots ensued. Months later, in 1963, twenty-eight Methodist ministers signed a declaration called "Born of Conviction", which condemned racism and supported racial integration....

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The Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project is a collection of interviews concerning the Civil Rights movement and the socioeconomic, cultural, and political struggles of African Americans. Conducted in 1964 by Robert Penn Warren, a Kentucky native and the first poet laureate of the...

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This project focuses on racial issues in Owensboro, Kentucky. Interviewees, including ministers, students, city officials, educators, and musicians, discuss racial segregation and integration in Owensboro. Other topics include attitudes towards racism, school system and the importance of...

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This is a collection of interviews with Warren Rosenthal, focusing on his life and many achievements. Born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1923, Rosenthal discusses his childhood, family, and higher education at the Paducah Junior College and later the University of Kentucky. Rosenthal also served in...

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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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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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This collection consists of interviews with African American ministers in Kentucky. Interviewees describe their childhood, education, and racial conflicts they personally experienced or witnessed. Also discussed is how they made a living outside the church, their spiritual role models, and their...

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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 collection focuses specifically on the experiences of African American women in Kentucky. Interviewees discuss their family, childhood, friends, and experiences in college. Specifically discussed is the integration of African Americans into traditionally all white schools, as well as...

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