Interview with Harvey Robinson


  • Identifier: 2005 OH 002
  • Date: 7/23/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Robinson, Harvey
  • Description: Harvey Robinson discusses growing up as an African American in Clark County. Robinson worked in the tobacco fields before moving to Ohio for a short time, only to return to the Winchester area to work for the American Tobacco Company in the winter and, before it shutdown, the C & O Railroad for the remaining months of the year. Robinson comments extensively on his work history and the relevant changes in housing, race relations, women's roles in the community, and the education system. He also details the ways in which factories slowly put farmers out of work.
  • Location: Clark County, KY
  • Duration: 0:40
  • 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.


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