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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…

Helen Davis Walker discusses growing up as the daughter of an African American sharecropper and domestic worker. Walker comments extensively on the differences between living in the country as a young girl and later in Winchester KY as a teenager and…

Isaac Bruton Sr. discusses his life experiences as an African American carpenter, farmer, and railroad worker. He comments extensively on race relations, growing up and working as an African American, and the role that community, hard work and…

In this interview, Mrs. Hazel Little shares her memories of growing up on a farm in Lincoln County KY and her later experiences while living in Richmond KY. She details campus activities, dormitory life and various teachers. She also comments on a…

In this interivew, Ira Bell, a 1928 EKU alumni, comments on his 38 year tenure as superintendent in Wayne County and the consolidation of Wayne county high schools. He also discusses his time at EKU, school board elections, changes in the student…

Ms. Bernice Thomas, a lifelong resident of Lexington, KY received her early education at Booker T. Washington Elementary School and graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in 1962. She recalls pleasant memories about her time spent at Dunbar…

Retired Administrator and School Board Member of Danville Schools

In this interview, Mr. Fred Durham talks about integration in Danville, Ky. He recalls the viewpoints of both sides of integration and what feelings were expressed between the two races. He also discusses how race relations have changed in the twenty…

Mrs. Helen Fisher Frye provides an overview of her personal background, education, and occupational history. She was very active in the civil rights movement and was the 1st African American to enroll at Centre College. She discusses teaching in the…

Jewell Lay obtained her Master's degree from the University of Kentucky and began her teaching career at Bate School in Danville, KY. Although the Brown vs. Board of Education decision had been made Bate was still an all black school when Jewell…

Joyce Gordon began her teaching career in the mid 1950's and taught primarily in the Danville School system. In this interview she discusses being a teacher in Danville, KY during the time of integration and how the teachers and students adjusted to…

Albert Chandler is a native Kentuckian born in 1898. He received his A.B. at Transylvania and his L.L.B. at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Chandler served as a Kentucky state senator in 1930 and as Lt. Governor from 1931-35. He served as Governor of…

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.