Interview with J. T. Ballew

  • Identifier1993 OH 139
  • Date7/3/1990
  • InterviewerDunston, A.G.
  • IntervieweeBallew, J. T.
  • DescriptionIn this interview J.T. Ballew discusses his life and background growing up in Richmond, KY. He discusses the black community, race relations, and interactions between blacks and whites in Richmond. Mr. Ballew recalls attending a segregated school before integration and how blacks felt about integration. He compares the living conditions of blacks today to those of the past. He discusses black businesses in Richmond, politics, and religion.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration :28:18
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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