The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Black political leaders oral history project
Repository: Western Kentucky University. Department of Library Special Collections
Collection Description (Extant): These interviews are with blacks who were elected to or sought public office in Adairville, Auburn, Bowling Green, Franklin, Glasgow, Hopkinsville, and Russellville. They include a mayor, a mortician, a physician, a medical technologist, a hosiery mill supervisor, a factory supervisor, and an educator.
Interviewees describe their personal histories, their careers, and the challenges and hardships they have faced. They also discuss race relations and discrimination in their communities, education for blacks, integration of their school systems, busing, their campaigns for office, the effects of racial prejudice on their campaigns, and their city and county governments.
Access Copy Note: Copies are also held at the Kentucky Historical Society.
Collection URL: http://khscatalog.kyvl.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=35973
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Call Number: 1980OH02
Extent: 9 sound cassettes (5 hr., 15 min.): analog; 1 folder
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American politicians--Kentucky
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Kentucky--Politics and government
Segregation in education--Kentucky