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This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by...

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75 minutes. Ms. Moore recalls her background and how she eventually moved to Kentucky after college, joining the Unitarian Church, her involvement in the church and in social justice caues, especially busing and school desegregation in Louisville.

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The First Unitarian Church Louisville Collection contains oral histories of 10 members who joined First Unitarian Church more than 50 years ago. The church has played an important role in Louisville's history since it was founded in 1830. The church and its members have been active in women...

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This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by...

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This collection includes interviews with Marie Turner, educators, and political and community leaders, including A. B. "Happy" Chandler, Lawrence W. Wetherby, Bert T. Combs, and Edward T. Breathitt, Jr. Topics include politics and political leaders in Kentucky, electioneering, women in...

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Between 1955 and 1972 Frankfort's "Bottom" or "Craw" community, an integrated working-class neighborhood, was systematically destroyed by the urban renewal process in the capital city. In a series of interviews former residents describe their experiences with urban...

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This project includes raw audio & video used to make the documentary Living the Story (an extension of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project.).The raw footage was also edited to create hour long videos highlighting some of the individuals interviewed for the Living the...

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Interviews with individuals involved with school desegregation in western Kentucky.

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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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