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In this short clip, Ruth R. Lane, a retired Teacher and Alumnus from the Class of 1924 shares stories from her time at EKSNS. Click here to hear her entire interview.

In this short clip, Ruth L. Allen, a retired Teacher and Alumnus from the Class of 1923 shares stories from her time at EKSNS. Click here to hear her entire interview.

Shane Redmond shares his experiences as a mathematician in a sociopolitical environment where he feels science is being devalued and unjustifiably challenged in ways that may have lasting negative impacts on society, the environment, and the…

Rose Mudd Perkins shares her views on a variety of local, regional, and national political movements. Perkins has been politically active under a wide range of capacities since the unfortunate loss of her son to the opioid epidemic. As the longest…

McKenna Revel shares her experiences as a politically and socially active Millennial. In particular, Revel provides a Millennial's perspective on the prevailing political and social movements that culminated with the 2016 Presidential Election.

Katrica Rogers shares her perspective on political and social issues. As a Democrat in an increasingly Republican leaning county of Eastern Kentucky, Rogers talks at great length about the competing politcal and social movements she has both…

Kelly Smith discusses her views on politics, equity, protesting, and the activism that accompanies each respective topic. In particular, Smith shares details on how she uses her social media expertise and activism to contribute to the contemporary…

Dr. Sallie Powell comments on her experiences while participating in the Women's March on Lexington (2017).

Katie Ryan Fotiadis shares her perspective on women's and gender rights and the environment and mood that accompanied the Women's March on Washington (2017).

EKU History Department Professor Dr. Carolyn DuPont shares her experiences while participating in the Women's March on Washington (2017). DuPont shares both her personal opinions and her professional expertise on prevailing social, economic, and…

EKU Professor Gregory Kent Ferrell details his experiences while attending President Trump's 2017 inauguration in Washington D.C.. He also shares his perspective on various criminal justice and sociological issues that many Americans face, both from…

Timothy Parks Jr. discusses childhood experiences that shaped his views and perspective, as well as the private versus public school dynamic. Parks also comments on the events that impacted his life, including his mother's cancer diagnosis, his…

Bonnie Blair details her experiences while growing up in a traditional household where her father battled with alcoholism and her mother worked diligently to raise three children. She comments on her mother's hard work and their life after her…

Hana Smith details her views on women in the field of education, and share her experiences in the occupation. She also comments on the benefits of social awareness, and what it was like to be a liberal minded person in a predominantly conservative…

Kayla Williams discusses her life up until her current age of 22 years old. Williams details the struggles that she faced while having to grow up without her mother being very present in her life. She also comments on spending a great deal of time…

Joyce Smith covers her life up until her time in the military. She discusses her relationship with her mother and father and how it differed growing up, when compared to today. She talks about her life in the Army and how it shaped her into who she…

Spencer Mize speaks on how her view of feminism has developed during her life. She details how feminist thought has influenced her ways of thinking, beginning with her upbringing and all the way through college.

Levi House discusses how his views of feminism has evolved throughout his lifetime. He talks about how he has a unique experience as a transgender man, and how that fact changes the way he thinks about feminism.

Heather Cohorn details her childhood and being the youngest of three daughters who were born to parents who were not present because they both worked out of the home. She had to leave high school at 15 years old because her mother withdrew her from…

Krista Smithers talks about learning from her mother in a rural factory town, facing gender inequality throughout her life, and her commitment to hard work and equality. She transfers the values she learned from her mother into her education in…

Dr. Victoria Collins, a native of England, recounts her childhood and educational experiences, and work history. Her experiences are then viewed through a gendered lens to highlight perceived inequalities. Dr. Collins then applies these ideas to her…

Robin Showalter discusses the personal experiences that led to her self-identification as a Feminist. She highlights some topics that she is passionate about and explains the reasoning behind her stances. AS an activist, she provides insight on her…

In this interview Jenn Rodgers discusses her personal experiences and the life lessons she has learned. She candidly discusses the struggles leading up to where she is today and her future goals. Rodgers pays particular attention to the importance of…

Dr. Sallie Powell shares details on her family and occupational histories, as well as the major experiences that shaped her views while growing up. In particular, Dr. Powell explains that she never experienced discrimination as a youth but has, in…

Lynne Sherman discusses growing up in a household that taught her feminist values without her knowledge. In her interview Sherman also comments on her occupational history in Human Resources, as well as the varied experiences she has had in both the…

Kentucky educator Agatha Manion discusses, in great detail, her maternity leave experiences and the ways it impacted her job, and, more generally, her life. Manion also shares details on a feminist mentor who helped her navigate both her educational…

Amanda Carman shares her views on feminism, workplace gender discrimination, and a car accident she was involved in and the ways it impacted much of her life. Additional topics include family history, occupational history and discussions about her…

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Nita Benson reflects back on her life by discussing her childhood memories, her educational background, her work history as a secretary, and her life as a mother and housewife. In her interview, she shares that she realized she learned to take care…

Raven Turner reflects on her childhood memories, past jobs, and her educational experiences; all of which led to her becoming a Family Law Attorney. She comments on how women are represented in both the legal and political climates of today. Turner…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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 occuring between African Americans and Caucasians years later, between the late…
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