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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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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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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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72 minutes. Walkup was born in Flatwoods. He attended Simons Bible College and at the time of the interview is a preacher. He recalls the Santa Fe Baptist Church having an old one-room school house. He discusses attending an all-white school and talks about channelling his anger into high school...

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76 minutes. William (Billy) Wheat discusses a one-room school that has been turned into a private residence. He discusses travelling out of town to farm someone elses land and shares memories that African Americans were not allowed to eat inside a restaurant during segregation. His memories...

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This project documents well established African American residents of Adair County. Interviewees discussed family history, education, religion and childhood. Topics included segregation, integration, and civil rights activities.

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