African Americans

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The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University partnered with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special 2015 summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts sponsored project titled “Folklorist in the Park”. The project was conducted by Josh Chrysler, a former graduate student at...

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a United States public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families. A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation...

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109 minutes. Mr. Taylor discusses his family background & childhood in Harrodsburg, Ky. He provides a detailed summary of teachers and classroom placement at West Side High School (a Rosenwald School) in the late 1930s and 1940s. African American businesses in Harrodsburg are discussed...

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Oral history interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli in Edmonds' home in Bowling Green in the fall of 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting...

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Interviewee discusses life history; Sulphur, Kentucky, businesses, personalities and 1898 fire in Sulphur, Kentucky. Other topics include the history and make-up of Sulphur, Kentucky around 1897; anecdotes about Fairmont College and students and old Mr. Turner -- founder and teacher; the Morris...

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Interviews with individuals involved with school desegregation in western Kentucky.

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