Interview with James S. Way

  • Identifier1993 OH 162
  • Date3/5/1993
  • InterviewerDunston, A.G.
  • IntervieweeWay, James S.
  • DescriptionA graduate of Bannaker High School in Cynthiana, KY, James Way obtained his Bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University and his Master's degree from EKU. Way began his teaching career in Cynthiana, eventually moving to EKU and becoming the first African American teacher at the University. He provides an overview of his family background and his active participation with many different boards and committees such as being the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Way discusses the black community in Richmond, KY, church, and retirement. He concludes the interview sharing memories of his youth.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration :53:12
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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