Browse Interviews (10 total)

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…

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…

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.…

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 provided services for several counties and worked with community action programs. She discusses 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 Federated Clubs and the Richmond Area Arts Council. She discusses her longterm membership to the First…

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 on the property, and the origins of the Telford Community Center.

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, Richmond city employment, her membership in a social organization called the Temple Elks, and her…

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…

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…
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