Browse Interviews (7 total)

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 Church and taking part in the social organization the Elks. She discusses many different aspects of…

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…

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…

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 60's and early 70's in the Richmond area. Ms. Dunn discusses her job duties as the Community…

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…

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 rural areas throughout Madison County, farming, tobacco, and land ownership. At the age of 18 Mr.…

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 before integration and how blacks felt about integration. He compares the living conditions of blacks…
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