Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Margaret Harris

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Sat, 03/04/2017





James Lewis, Charles Lewis, Mrs. Kyle, Wayman Institute, Conishville Pike, Maple Grove Cemetery, Broaddus, Federated Louisville Store, Blue Front Store, Davistown, Carrie Sneed, Leon Sneed, Dr. Armstrong, Charlie Carr, Madison Cogar Harris, Factory Street, Tilford's Restaurant, Ruth Raines, Alice Sanders, Alice Wilson, Poplar Street, Stewardess St. Peter's AME Church, Sandusky's Mill, Leon Steele, Greenville Street Coleman's

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75 minutes. Margaret Jane Harris, age 105, shares memories of her childhood in Washington County, KY., and her married life in Harrodsburg, KY. She discusses her early schooling in Springfield in a school that was used as a church on Sundays. At the age of 10 she and her family moved to Harrodsburg. She attended the West Side School, the African American school during segregation. She was amonth the first women to vote following the women's sufferage movement, she discloses this was the first and last time she voted. (an aside note: after this interview the 2012 secretery of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes, personally registered Ms. Harris to vote, a story which was picked up in the AP and by the 2012 election site for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. )

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