Interview with Isaac Bruton Sr.


  • Identifier: 2004 OH 043
  • Date: 8/4/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Bruton, Isaac, Sr.
  • Description: Isaac Bruton Sr. discusses his life experiences as an African American carpenter, farmer, and railroad worker. He comments extensively on race relations, growing up and working as an African American, and the role that community, hard work and compassion have played in his life. He concludes that the country way of life kept families and communities closer together than they are today.
  • Location: Clark County, KY
  • Duration: 1:00
  • 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 Isaac Bruton Sr.,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed November 27, 2021,