Browse Interviews (10 total)

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 Community, her membership with the NAACP, and a former teacher named Beatrice Huguely who stood up for her…

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, attending Bobtown Church with her family, and the process of integration. She discusses the many…

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 Richmond and how the residents reacted to desegregation. Mr. Freeman provides information about the…

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 interview she discusses her family background, education, church, and being a member of several social…

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 segregation and the process of desegregation in the Richmond community. As an active member in the African…

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 years, a longtime member of First Baptist Church, and member of numerous social organizations Ms.…

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, a chairperson on the human rights commission, and a member of several social organizations such as…

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 service. Mr. Walker recalls racial tension in Madison County, segregation, and civil rights movements…

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 the Predestinarian concept and the importance of the church. He discusses his occupational history…
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