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African-American Community -- Madison County

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This study of the African-American community in Richmond, Kentucky includes, among other things, a historical analysis of religious practices and churches before and after the Civil War (beginning with the Baptist Church, Colored established by African-Americans in 1846), an investigation of organizational development ranging from the Knights of Pythias to the Women's Club Movement ,which began in 1904, and research into the educational process through the closing of Richmond High School as well as through the impact of the Kentucky Negro Education Association established in 1877.

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In this interview J.T. Ballew discusses his life and background growing up in Richmond, KY. He discusses the black community, race relations, and interactions between blacks and whites in Richmond. Mr. Ballew recalls attending a segregated school…

James Carr, Jr. describes his life growing up in the rural areas of Madison County and the Richmond Community during his youth. Mr. Carr covers various topics in this interview and discusses his family background, education, the black communities in…

Gloria Clark discusses her work and training as a computer lab attendant at Lane Allen School. Gloria comments about owning her own beauty salon, her education, and her family background. She speaks about race relations within the Richmond…

Marian Tribble Curry, a retired school teacher from Richmond City Schools discusses her educational background, her family background, and her church membership and activities. She speaks about the many social organizations in the African American…

Marsha Dunn describes her life a growing up in the Richmond community, her education, and family background. She recalls the process of integration and racial tension occurring between African Americans and Caucasians years later, between the late…

Leora Franklin a native of the Richmond community, provides an overview of her family background, education, and the African American community in Richmond, KY. She recalls the numerous black businesses in the area, attending Richmond High School,…

John W. Freeman moved to the Richmond Community in 1940 to teach at Richmond High School. Mr. Freeman discusses his family background, education, and the black community in Richmond, KY. He recalls the numerous black businesses that existed in…

Mrs. Lillian Gentry grew up in Madison County, KY where she attended segregated schools and graduated from Richmond High School. After her marriage Mrs. Gentry moved to Lexington, KY and has resided in the Lexington area for many years. In this…

Mrs. Alice E. Harris was born in Berea, KY on February 24th, 1929. She attended a segregated elementary school in Berea before being bused from Berea to Richmond, KY to attend Richmond High School. Mrs. Harris speaks about her occupational history,…

Elsie Noland Harris, a native of Richmond, KY describes her life in the Madison County area. She goes over her family background, education, and occupational history. Mrs. Harris speaks about her long term membership with the Predestinerian Baptist…

Born in Madison County, Kentucky in an area known as Moberly, Ethel Kennedy Hocker grew up in a large family with 12 siblings. She discusses her family background, receiving her education at Richmond High School, and being a long time member of First…

A native of New York, Mr. Howard Loveland has resided in Richmond, KY for several years and is the director of the Telford YMCA. He discusses the history of the property which was formerly Richmond High School, the construction and renovations done…

A very active member in the Richmond, KY community, Lucy Francis Munday describes her work with the Richmond Register and the numerous social and civic organizations that she belongs to such as the Kentucky State Association of Colored Women's…

Mrs. Florida Warren Noland, a lifelong resident of Madison County, KY discusses her family background, education, and occupational history. Mrs. Noland has been a member of the Elizabeth Predestinarian Baptist Church for numerous years and her…

Margaret Spears, a longtime resident of Madison County, KY, discusses her family background, receiving her education from Richmond High School, and her occupational history. She recalls how she began working for the Anti-Poverty Program which…

Ms. Kara Lynn Stone provides details about her family background, the education she received at Richmond High School and Knoxville College, and the Richmond High School Alumni Organization. Former president of the local Richmond, KY NAACP for eight…

Frances Harris Sweat was born on February 19, 1916 in Clay's Ferry which is in Madison County, KY. She discusses her family background, her grandmother who was a slave, and her occupational history. Mrs. Sweat does not recall any incidents of racial…

A graduate of Richmond High School, Fannie Catherine Taylor received her Master's Degree from the University of Louisville in Special Education. An active member in the community and politics, Fannie Taylor was a former president of the local NAACP,…

Mr. Joe Cecil Twine discusses his family history, ancestors that were born in slavery, and a book he wrote about his family titled "Trail of the Twines: 1820-1988." He describes life growing up in rural Madison County, KY, his life as a farmer, and…

Dan Walker, Jr. describes life growing up in Richmond, KY, black businesses in the area, and his former membership with the Masons, NAACP, and Core. He discusses his family background, attending Richmond High School, and his time in the military…

Jave Warren was born on June 20th, 1903 in Madison County, KY. He describes his family background, black communities in Madison County, and racial conflicts in the area. As a member and deacon of Elizabeth Predestinarian Baptist Church, he explains…

Anna Way Williams moved to Richmond, KY in 1969 with her husband who was the 1st black professor at EKU. Mrs. Williams began working for Central University College advising undergraduate students about their courses and education. She discusses the…

A graduate of Bannaker High School in Cynthiana, KY, James Way obtained his Bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University and his Master's degree from EKU. Way began his teaching career in Cynthiana, eventually moving to EKU and becoming the first…

Madge Reed Huguely, a life long resident of Richmond, KY, describes her early life, family background, and education. She discusses many different aspects of Richmond from past to present and comments on the Four Mile Cemetery. She recalls…

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