Interview with Ruth Mae Noland Taylor


  • Identifier2005 OH 004
  • Date7/23/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeTaylor, Ruth Mae Noland
  • DescriptionRuth Mae Noland Taylor discusses growing up in Trapp, Clark County, Kentucky, and her life after she left the area at age 20. Taylor also comments extensively on the changes she witnessed in Clark County through time, which includes desegregation, the decline of Main Street in Winchester, and the ebb and flow of festivals and recreation opportunities for both blacks and whites. Taylor also spends a great deal of time commenting on the differences between the children of today and her experiences, first as a youth and later as an adult African American woman.
  • LocationClark County, KY
  • Duration0:55
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Ruth Mae Noland Taylor,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 23, 2024,