Interview with Helen Davis Walker


  • Identifier: 2004 OH 041
  • Date: 3/4/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Walker, Helen Davis
  • Description: Helen Davis Walker discusses growing up as the daughter of an African American sharecropper and domestic worker. Walker comments extensively on the differences between living in the country as a young girl and later in Winchester KY as a teenager and adult. Walker also comments on changes in race relations, schools, and, more generally, economic conditions and the importance of creating access to quality jobs, healthcare, and retirement plans.
  • Location: Clark County, KY
  • Duration: 1:05
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Helen Davis Walker,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed October 20, 2021,