Browse Interviews (18 total)

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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