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Reed states that the Depression did not change much in her family because they lived on a farm.

Darnell Fletcher discusses his experiences as an African American who grew up in Powell County, Kentucky. Fletcher shares his family history and Air Force service record, and other related life experiences. Other topics include tobacco farming and…

Roberta Cornelison discusses growing up in Bobtown, Madison County, Kentucky. Interview topics include discussions about Berea, segregation, race relations, and, her home life and education. She also comments extensively on the Bobtown community, and…

Mary Elizabeth Clay discusses growing up and living in Berea as an African American in the early 20th Century. Clay comments extensively on her home life, education and career as a maid, and Berea College's overall influence on the area. She also…

Martha Ann Puckett discusses growing up around Berea, Madison County, Kentucky in the 1940s. Puckett comments on being raised in a family with little money and strict discipline (the "old time way"). Puckett also talks about her experiences in school…

Ruth Mae Noland Taylor discusses growing up in Trapp, Clark County, Kentucky, and her life after she left the area at age 20. Taylor also comments extensively on the changes she witnessed in Clark County through time, which includes desegregation,…

Harvey Robinson discusses growing up as an African American in Clark County. Robinson worked in the tobacco fields before moving to Ohio for a short time, only to return to the Winchester area to work for the American Tobacco Company in the winter…

Dr. Smith Park, a Madison County, Kentucky native, was the longtime chairman of the Math Department at EKU. He was also a former University Dean. Park discusses past EKU Presidents and the campus layout in this interview.

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,…

Mr. Craig Ammerman is a native Kentuckian from Richmond. He attended EKU from 1966-1969. Mr. Ammerman was a prominent editorial and staff writer for the Eastern Progress and he was very involved with the major issues of the late 1960's.

Dr. Rufus Atwood is from Hickman, Kentucky. He served from 1929-62 as President of Kentucky State University. Dr. Atwood worked with Dr. Robert R. Martin while Dr. Martin served as Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mr. Martin talks about his boxing career and his career coaching boxing to local Richmond youth. He also describes his boxing match with Ezzard Charles (1949 World Champion Boxer). Mr. Martin also talks about juvenile delinquency in Richmond and how…

In this interview, Kaiser Martin talks about coaching the Richmond Ramblers, as well as other local football, softball and baseball teams. With financial support from the Richmond Jaycees he served the young athletes of Richmond for decades.