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In this interview, James Caudill, Superintendent of Hazard Independent Schools, discusses his education, athletic career, his decision to become a Superintendent, as well as many other issues revolving around his job as Superintendent.

In this interview, Donald Hayes, Superintendent of Middlesboro Schools, discusses his background and education, why he wanted to be a Superintendent, School Boards, problems he's faced, and positive and negative aspects of the job.

In this interview, Garland Grover, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, discusses his personal background and education, along with positions held in Laurel County prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on the problems of the…

In this interview, Al Sullivan, Superintendent of Adair County Schools, discusses his background and educational experiences, and many positions held prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on School Boards, problems of the system and the…

In this interview, Waymond Huddleston, Administrator for the Cumberland County Hospital, discusses his family and personal background, education, major issues during his tenure as Superintendent, problems of the school system, and the Cumberland…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.