Education

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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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62 minutes. White discusses her family history. She talked about going home every day for lunch and explains that the students at lunch who recieved a free lunch had to work in the school to compensate for the meal. She worked at Union Underwear for 28 years sewing the sleeves in shirts and...

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92 minutes. Rev. Sammy Huges discusses his early family history from the 1860s. He remembers his long walk to school as a child and attending the Rosenwald School. He dropped out of school early because he needed to help with family income, taking odd jobs to get by. His familys tobacco base was...

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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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These 48 interviews were conducted with local residents who have memories of the downtown merchants and stores who served the Henderson Community from the 1920s forward. A discussion of the overall change of the downtown area including relocation of businesses, changes to existing buildings,...

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