Interview with Elsie Marie Skinner


  • Identifier: 2005 OH 005
  • Date: 7/7/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Skinner, Elsie Marie
  • Description: Elsie Marie Skinner discusses growing up in Clark County as the youngest in a large African American family. She comments extensively on how her childhood and adolescence influenced the ways that she brought up her five children. Skinner also details the major differences between her experiences in Winchester, Kentucky and the time she spent at an Uncle's home in Florida, where race relations were much worse. She also provides an extended comparison of healthcare systems of the past and present.
  • Location: Clark County, KY
  • Duration: 0:50
  • 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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