Browse Interviews (12 total)

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 community such as The Colored Ladies Art Club and the activities that take place at the Telford…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 involvement in social organizations include a membership in the Silver Star Club and a Homemakers Club…

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…
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