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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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65 minutes. Attorney Mr. Gene Edward E. Lanham discusses his childhood on a small farm in the 1940s and 1950s. He describes Catholic education in the 1950s. He details the Knottsville area of Davies County and the significance of churches.

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65 minutes. Graves discusses his memories of Adair county, including being driven to school in a car because it was too far to walk. After serving in the military he moved to Louisville, Kentucky and worked on the Kentucky Indiana Railroad as a conductor. In retirement he owns the family farm he...

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83 minutes. Caldwell talks about attending school as a young person. Eventhough he lived nearby an African American school his father asked the superintendent if he could have his children attend a school that was primarily white stating he wanted the best education for his children. Caldwell...

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73 minutes. Ingram talkes about raising chickens and calves on a farm growing up. He also discusses African American places he spent time in Fairplay. He participated in track and cross country in high school and college. Historical African American neighborhoods he recalled were Montpelier,...

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