Interview with Joyce Gordon

  • Identifier1981 OH 047
  • Date12/3/1980
  • InterviewerDavis, David R.
  • IntervieweeGordon, Joyce
  • DescriptionJoyce Gordon began her teaching career in the mid 1950's and taught primarily in the Danville School system. In this interview she discusses being a teacher in Danville, KY during the time of integration and how the teachers and students adjusted to integration. She recalls conflicts that occurred due to racial differences and fear and how the administration and teachers handled these situations. Joyce Gordon discusses the community of Danville and racial acceptance and the improvement of race relations among students as time progressed.
  • LocationDanville, KY
  • Duration:42:57
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceTranscript: Kentucky Oral History Commission
    Digitization: Kentucky Digital Library


“Interview with Joyce Gordon,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed February 7, 2023,