Interview with Charley E. Gillispie

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  • Identifier: 1987 OH 077
  • Date: 5/9/1987
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
  • Interviewee: Gillispie, Charley E.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: :30:20
  • Time Summary: 00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
    01:00 - 02:00 Charley E. Gillispie was born July 16, 1947, Richmond, Kentucky. Parents were Enoc Gillispie and Amy Gillispie, Union City, Kentucky.
    02:00 - 04:00 Discussed educational background.
    04:00 - 06:00 Discussed black families living on farms.
    06:00 - 10:00 Discussed going to Black school in 50's and 60's.
    10:00 - 12:00 Discussed teachers at Dunbar where he attended. Felt Black teachers were very demanding.
    12:00 - 16:00 Spent four years in Air Force at which time he took accounting and business courses. Started EKU in 1971.
    16:00 - 20:00 Mentions people who influenced him along the way with his education.
    20:00 - 24:00 Talks about numbers of Blacks in college during period he attended.
    24:00 - 25:00 Discussed family.
    25:00 - 30:00 Discussed plans for the future, also setting an example for all minorities to help them function in the corporate world.
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“Interview with Charley E. Gillispie,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed March 30, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/99.