The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Louisville black community oral history collection
Repository: University of Louisville. University Archives & Records Center
Collection Description (Extant): This collection includes information on black businesses in Louisville, particularly in the west Walnut Street area, which served as Louisville's black business district during the age of segregation; other black neighborhoods, including Smoketown; black education in Louisville; and the history of Simmons University and Louisville Municipal College. Physicians discuss Red Cross Hospital, an all-black institution founded in 1899. Other topics are black religion and culture, open housing and other civil rights activities in the 1950s and 1960s, and black journalism in Louisville.
Access Copy Note: These interviews are also held at the Kentucky Historical Society.
Collection URL: http://uofl.worldcat.org/oclc/65210562
Digital Status: No
Extent: 30 sound cassettes (1420 min.) analog, stereo
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American businesspeople
African American press
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
Discrimination in housing
Segregation in education--Kentucky