Browse Interviews (14 total)

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…

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…

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 growing tobacco. Mr. Twine comments on race relations in Madison County and religion.

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 conflict growing up in Madison County and remembers the interracial relations in the area as being…

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.…

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…

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…

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 Baptist Church. Mrs. Hocker is a member of the NAACP, Eastern Star, and the Dorae Elks. She recalls…

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…

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…

This is part three of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview Robinson continues his discussion on college teaching. He is hired at Washburn University. Robinson left Washburn and returned to Wisconsin for classes. He discusses a position he accepted the summer of 1953 with the University of Maryland Overseas Program. He…
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